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mapping

 [map´ing]
the creation on a flat surface of a representation of an area, showing the relative position of various features.
cardiac mapping an electrophysiological procedure in which electric potentials recorded by electrodes placed directly on the heart are processed to give a two-dimensional display of the origin and path of an electrical impulse as it depolarizes the heart.
genetic mapping determination of the location of genes on chromosomes.
intraoperative lymphatic mapping sentinel node biopsy.

map·ping

(map'ing),
The process of identifying the relative position of sites or elements.

mapping

Etymology: L, mappa, napkin
the process of locating the relative position of genes on a chromosome through the analysis of genetic recombination. Distances between genes in a linkage group are expressed in map units or morgans. Also called chromosome mapping.

mapping

An informatics term of art, used in the context of representing or exchanging data, for connecting items or symbols to codes or concepts.

mapping

The process of determining the order of GENES, and their functions, on the CHROMOSOMES. The human genome project, currently under way, is designed to map the entire collection of the human chromosomes, with incalculable potential benefit to humankind, and a huge increase in responsibility for the application of the knowledge.

mapping

see genetic map.
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Genetic mapping has been widely embraced by the scientific community; more than 30 vertebrate species are the subject of genetic mapping projects, and high-resolution maps of microsatellite markers have been developed for humans, mice, rats, cows, sheep, pigs, fish, and chickens (19).
It is often helpful to begin mapping early in the learning process, to gain an overview of the piece and to notice things in the score that might go unnoticed once habits become ingrained.
A criticism sometimes raised against mapping SMRs is that SMRs are not directly comparable, as they are not based on the same standard population (Julious et al.
The geospatial content available in these environments is still limited, with only a very, very small slice of all available geospatial content exposed for use with these systems; however, holes are being poked and then widened through the walls that separate the new commercial Web mapping realm from the much more content-rich traditional GIS realm as developers create tools that integrate WMS or WFS services with Google Maps (Flood, 2005; Mulka, 2005) or convert traditional geospatial data to Keyhole Markup language (KML) for integration with Google Earth (Martin, 2005).
But these goals were set in a vacuum, says Marc Levy, associate director for science applications at the center, who is working on this mapping project.
About EarthData International: EarthData provides a full range of mapping and GIS services to support customers' needs in a wide variety of natural resource management, urban planning, economic development, national defense, and engineering activities.
At one end of user experience and informational needs are those wanting simple facts or statistics that may be generated by stand-alone or Web-based mapping applications.
The beauty of using this new GIS technology over the manual mapping method or straight photo interpretation is that GIS maps can be linked with a wealth of information stored in a computer database," explains Chris Daniel of Comp-Tron, Inc.
With the rapid evolution and intense competition now dominating the Internet mapping business, this patent will protect these unique mapping and real estate tools.
See today's other announcement: "Mapsolute Announces Free Map24 AJAX API for Easy Integration of Advanced Mapping Technology into Websites.
Digital Map's products are built on the DigitalMapCentral platform, a robust and flexible mapping application in a hosted environment.
EarthData will deploy its GeoSAR radar mapping system to complete airborne data acquisitions over the 318,000-square-kilometer area.