What is mapping?

  • (noun): (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome.
    Synonyms: chromosome mapping
    See also — Additional definitions below

Mapping

Mapping usually refers to map-making and often used instead of cartography. Mapping term is also sometimes used for geospatial data collection or (e.g. LIDAR mapping) but in fact it is not mapping because a map is created through some cartographic works (i.e. determining the scale/level of detail and content of geographic or cartographic database, entry criteria and symbol specification for geospatial objects, generalization, layout design etc.). In other words, the acquisition of data with (geographic) coordinates directly from terrain or imagery does not mean mapping but surveying.

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Some articles on mapping:

Semantic Mapping (statistics)
... The semantic mapping (SM) is a dimensionality reduction method that can be used in a set of multidimensional vectors of features to extracts few new features that preserves main data characteristics ... a data set, this method construct a projection matrix that can be used to mapping of data element from one high dimensional space into reduced dimensional space ... The SM is an alternative to random mapping, principal components analysis and latent semantic indexing methods ...
Mapping
... Mapping usually refers to map-making and often used instead of cartography ... Mapping term is also sometimes used for geospatial data collection or (e.g ... LIDAR mapping) but in fact it is not mapping because a map is created through some cartographic works (i.e ...
Leica Photogrammetry Suite
... leading commercial photogrammetry application that is used by numerous national mapping agencies, regional mapping authorities, various DOTs, as well as commercial mapping firms ...
Schema Evolution
... Schema Evolution, is a difficult problem involving complex mapping among schema versions, the tool support has been so far very limited ... The recent theoretical advances on mapping composition and mapping invertibility, which represent the core problems underlying the schema evolution remains almost inaccessible to the large ...

More definitions of "mapping":

  • (noun): A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set.
    Synonyms: map, correspondence