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(English) A representation on a plane surface, at an established scale, of the physical features (natural, artificial, or both) of a part or the whole of the earth's surface, by means of signs and symbols, and with the means of orientation indicated. (See also: Geographic Information System, Global Positioning System)
(French) Représentation sur une surface plane, à une échelle établie, des caractéristiques physiques (naturelles, artificielles, ou les deux) d'une partie ou de la totalité de la surface de la terre, au moyen de signes et symboles, et avec le sens d'orientation. (See also: Geographic Information System, Global Positioning System)
(Portuguese) Representação numa superfície plana, a uma dada escala, de acidentes naturais ou não, de parte ou de todo o planeta. Indica a orientação. (See also: Geographic Information System, Global Positioning System)

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