Glossary of Terms in Map History


sketch [map]

[map type]
The work of an individual who seeks to externalize their internal, cognitive map. In other words, a freehand drawing. By extension, sketch [map] can refer to any map that fails to meet basic conventions of consistent scale, etc., although this usage has derogatory implications.


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The material on (or in) which a map image is created or reproduced. Historically, these materials include papyrus, vellum, paper, various films, walls, stone, digital monitors (CRT, LCD, etc.).