there is only 1 question. It should be cartography I think.

  • I recall considering this issue when that message appeared. I concluded that "Carto" refers to an actual software product (with which I am unfamiliar) and therefore should not be merged with cartography. Does your reading of this thread differ with that interpretation? – whuber Mar 26 '12 at 20:25
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    @whuber, oh, I think you're right. I didn't read closely enough. I retract the request – matt wilkie Mar 26 '12 at 21:28

(Because it helps to have an official reply.)

It turns out refers to software by that name rather than cartography in general, which is the purpose of the tag. It's unclear just what software that is, though:

  • CartoMap Pro, "free GIS software"?

  • CartoMerge image integration software?

  • Carto, software for making cave maps?

  • TSF-Carto, "cartography simulation" (whatever that is) for wireless networks?

  • Carto, a "more complex mapping application"?

  • Carto to manage and support heat exchanger inspections? (OK, probably not.)

I gave up the search at this point. It might be a little unfair to conclude that "carto" is an unimaginative, useless term to include in the name of one's software, but it's hard not to go there given this evidence... .

BTW, just how does a cartography "simulation" differ from cartography itself? :-)

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    Ah...Matt found it at Carto: a part of TileMill! – whuber Mar 26 '12 at 22:16

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