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A map made by superimposing orienting data and markings on an aerial photograph.
tr.v. pho·to·mapped, pho·to·map·ping, pho·to·maps
To make a photomap of.
(Physical Geography) a map constructed by adding grid lines, place names, etc, to one or more aerial photographs
vb, -maps, -mapping or -mapped
(Physical Geography) (tr) to map (an area) using aerial photography
n., v. -mapped, -map•ping. n.
1. a mosaic of aerial photographs marked as a map, with grid lines, place names, etc.v.t.
2. to map by means of aerial photography.
A reproduction of a photograph or photomosaic upon which the grid lines, marginal data, contours, place names, boundaries, and other data may be added.
Past participle: photomapped