Definition of map-maker in English:

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A cartographer.
Example sentences
  • Historians and map-makers ignored many of his achievements, grudgingly acknowledged those they could not completely disregard and brazenly attributed his most important discoveries to others.
  • These included photographers, journalists, academics and researchers, Ordnance Survey map-makers and statisticians at the UK Census bureau.
  • Nineteenth century map-makers had a feeling there was something more to the area when they spotted the remains of Iron Age earthworks during an Ordnance Survey expedition.



Example sentences
  • The first step in scientific map-making, all earlier attempts were more enthusiastic than accurate.
  • To acknowledge the subjectivity of his map-making, Pam renames the continent.
  • She sees the surfeit of green as an opportunity, but she does not see her opportunity as an effect of map-making and map-reading practices that have wider geopolitical implications.

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