mapping mapping  /ˈmæ pɪŋ/


  1. (n) a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  2. (n) (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
  3. (v) make a map of; show or establish the features of details of
  4. (v) explore or survey for the purpose of making a map
  5. (v) locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences
  6. (v) plan, delineate, or arrange in detail
  7. (v) depict as if on a map
  8. (v) to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
  9. (n) (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
  10. (n) (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome


  1. The real explanation is far less fun: Google Earth engineers soon announced that the grid pattern was merely a digital artifact created by the sonar boats collecting mapping data.
  2. Most promisingly, he established the Allen Institute for Brain Science, which has produced an atlas of gene activity in the mouse brain, mapping 20,000 genes so far.
  3. Start-ups like Earthmine and EveryScape are developing similar next-gen maps, but for now, MapJack offers the best preview of the future of digital mapping.


  1. Veteran-Owned IT Firm and Woman-Owned Mapping Technology Company Win Top Honors for Excellence in Federal Contracting

    8(a) Graduate Firm of the Year, Industry Leaders Also HonoredWASHINGTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A service-disabled veteran-owned small business contractor from Colorado and a woman-owned mapping technology company from Minnesota have been named the National Prime Contractor of the Year and National Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The awards ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. Photogrammetric Mapping UAS enables safe, remote data collection.

    Combined with Trimble Business Center photogrammetry office software module, Trimble® UX5 aerial imaging rover offers complete photogrammetric mapping solution for surveyors and geospatial professionals. Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) employs mirrorless 16 MP camera with fixed focal-length external lens and can produce 3D surface deliverables with ground sampling distance of ~1.0 in. Trimble ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Social mapping does much more than just get you where you’re going

    Google acquiring Waze almost seems redundant. Google is already a recognized leader in mapping services, so why does it need to buy a mapping company? The answer is that maps aren’t just maps anymore, and Waze will help Google move from mapping to social mapping. It might look at first glance like the Waze purchase is a predatory move. Google has deep pockets and it can afford to spend money to ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PC World


  1. "What we've found so far is merely the tip of the iceberg," Harper said. "Managed properly, Canada's share of this incredible endowment will fuel the prosperity of our country for generations. And geo-mapping will pave the way for the...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This is about mapping situations so that we in Sweden will be able to fulfill what is one of the most central tasks for a government: protecting the country and its own citizens," Defense Minister Mikael Odenberg said.
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Mikael Odenberg Source: Washington Post

  3. "Even after the passage of congressional mandates and the Administration's own directives, we're still wandering around in a metaphorical desert rather than mapping out a coherent plan," Berman said.
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Howard Berman Source: Sify

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