Cartography, Humanities

Cartography-Cartography or mapmaking is the study and practice of creating representations of the Earth on a flat surface. It combines science, technical, and aesthetics capability to make a balanced and readable representation which is able of communicating information quickly and effectively.

One problem in making maps is the easy reality, which the surface of the Earth, a curved surface in three-dimensional space that should be represented in two dimensions like a plane surface. This essentially entails several degree of distortion that can be dealt along with by employing projections which minimize distortion in specific areas. Moreover, the Earth is not a normal sphere, but its shape is conversely termed as a geoid, that is a highly irregular but accurately calculable and knowable shape.

I am facing some problems in my assignment of Cartography. Can anybody suggest me the proper explanation for it?

History ?

Technological changes?

Map types?

-General vs. thematic cartography:

-Topographic vs. topological

 

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