- (uncountable) The creation of charts and maps based on the layout of a territory's geography. [from 19th c.]
- (countable, figuratively) An illustrative discussion of a topic. [from 20th c.]
- 2000, Stanislav Grof, Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research, →ISBN:
- In the early years of my psychedelic research, I sketched a vastly expanded cartography of the psyche that seems to meet this challenge.
- 2006, Nira Yuval-Davis, Kalpana Kannabiran, & Ulrike Vieten, The Situated Politics of Belonging, →ISBN, page 69:
- The Dalit feminist standpoint, and more specifically the national Federation of Dalit Women, provide in very clear terms a cartography of governance that forces an official reckoning of a new way of seeing.
- 2013, Michael Goddard, The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies, →ISBN, page 1:
- Since this cartography is not a representation of already existing spaces or cinematic forms but is rather oriented towards the new, it could be described as a cartography of the virtual; however, since Ruiz's work makes a point of departing from the normative rules of cinematic construction as a first principle, this book will outline Ruiz's cartography of images as a cartography of the impossible.
- 2014, Anna Maria Guasch Ferrer & Nasheli Jimenez Del Val, Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age, →ISBN, page xvi:
- In short, the volume aims to provide the reader with the coordinates for current debates in global art and to develop a cartography of the various conceptual and methodological intersections that global art studies is addressing today.
creation of charts and maps