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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

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.
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The way we see it, we're at least getting a very functional and accurate mapping app. The turn by turn navigation is spot on, with the voice being quite clear (except for the weird pronunciation of Indian streets).
According to the Journal, if Google's new mapping app is accepted into the iTunes store, it will directly compete against Apple's new mapping software that is preinstalled on its mobile devices.
Designed with social mapmaking at its core, Citymaps creates a unique and immersive mapping experience, focusing on places, as opposed to traditional mapping apps that serve as only a navigational utility.