from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A map made by superimposing orienting data and markings on an aerial photograph.
  • transitive v. To make a photomap of.
  • intransitive v. To make a photomap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a map made by the superimposition of aerial photographs onto grid lines, contours and other normal map features
  • v. to produce such a map (from a photograph or existing map)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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