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Cartographic records are

[g]raphic representations drawn to scale of selected features of the earth's surface and atmosphere and of other planets and planetary satellites. Include maps, charts (hydrographic/nautical, weather, and aeronautical), photomaps, orthophotomaps, atlases, cartograms, globes, relief models, and related records, such as field survey notes, map history case files, and finding aids. Also include digital cartographic records, such as geographic information system records, which are managed like other electronic records.[1]


  1. EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary (full-text).