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Pushing Boundaries: Exploring the World through Maps: Glossary of Mapping Terminology

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cartography
The science and art of making maps and charts.

chart
Special-purpose map designed for navigation (generally nautical or aeronatical).

coordinates
Linear and (or) angular quantities that designate the position of a particular point on a map.

elevation
Vertical distance of a point above or below a surface.

estuary
That portion of a stream influenced by the tide of the body of water into which it flows; an arm of the sea at a river mouth.

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