In geomatics or geospatial science and technology:

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

In biology and neuroscience:

In mathematics:

In computing:

  • Data mapping, data element mappings between two distinct data models
  • Level design, the creation of levels, locales, stages, or missions for a video game
  • Memory-mapped I/O, hardware pretending to be memory
  • Page mapping, or paging, in virtual memory systems
  • Cache mapping, the mapping of main memory locations into entries of a cache (computing)
  • Texture mapping, in computer graphics
  • Device mapping, the assignment of I/O devices to file descriptors, file names, file numbers, etc.

In logic, linguistics, and psychology:

  • Conceptual metaphor, an understanding one conceptual domain in terms of another conceptual domain
  • Metaphor, cross mapping across two or more seemingly unrelated subjects
  • Analogy, inference from a particular to another particular

In operations research:

  • Mapping of operational areas for the placement of resources in Production, costs, and pricing sites
  • Mapping of sales regions and the location of customers for directing marketing efforts
  • Mapping of supply chains for distribution and transportation and logistics
  • Mapping a strategic "road map" for execution of business plans

In robotics:

  • Mapping of operational areas for the routing of robots on confined paths
  • Motion planning a map from exploration of viable routes

In religion and mythology

  • Spiritual mapping, a practice of some religions

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  • mapping — n. (Math.) A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set. Syn: map, correspondence. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mapping — mapping. = gene mapping (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Mapping — [mạ̈ping; aus engl. mapping = Kartenzeichnen, Kartographie] s; s, s: Ekg Technik mit Mikroelektroden, die an vielen Stellen des Epi und Endokards aufgesetzt werden, so daß ein landkartenartiges Ekg entsteht …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • mapping — mapping. См. картирование генов. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • mapping — (izg. màping) m DEFINICIJA inform., v. mapiranje ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • mapping — [map′iŋ] n. Math. a transformation taking the points of one space into the points of the same or another space …   English World dictionary

  • Mapping — Der Begriff Mapping (zu deutsch Abbildung oder Kartierung, wörtlich eine Karte machen) hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten eine Reihe zusätzlicher Bedeutungen erhalten. Zum ursprünglichen Inhalt – ein begrenztes Gebiet kartografisch erfassen; erhobene …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mapping — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Mapping », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Mapping est un mot anglais possédant de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mapping — Umschlüsselung; bipartiter Graph; Entsprechung * * * I Mapping   [dt. »Abbilden«] das, Computergrafik: Verfahren zum beschleunigten Berechnen von Texturen bei 2D und 3D Darstellung. Es wird insbesondere dann eingesetzt, wenn nicht ebene… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mapping — /map ing/, n. 1. the act or operation of making a map or maps. 2. Math. function (def. 4a). [1765 75; MAP + ING1] * * * ▪ mathematics       any prescribed way of assigning to each object in one set a particular object in another (or the same) set …   Universalium

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