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Engineer Cartographer Day in Brazil

Engineer Cartographer Day in Brazil is held on May 6. This event in the first decade of the month May is annual. Help us Help us 
6 May - Engineer Cartographer Day in Brazil
The National Engineer Cartographer Day, also known as Cartographer's Day (Dia do Engenheiro Cartógrafo), was established by the Brazilian Cartographic Society, in reference to the date of the oldest cartographic work recorded in Brazil.
The fact occurred on April 27, 1500, according to the Julian Calendar used at the time, when Master João, the astronomer of Pedro Álvares Cabral's fleet, determined the latitude of Cabrália Bay - today Porto Seguro. However, the document was sent to the court along with the letter from Pero Vaz de Caminha, on the date corrected for the current Gregorian Calendar, May 6. Professionals are known as artists in the science of composing geographic maps.
Cartographers are responsible for the study of maps, which began in the 15th and 16th centuries. The making of maps has been practiced since prehistoric times, and they serve to provide visualization of spatial data. Aristotle and Hipparchus were responsible for producing maps with latitudes and longitudes in Ancient Greece.
The Brazilian Society of Cartography, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is one of the oldest active technical-scientific societies in Brazil. It was founded on October 28, 1958 as a national technical and scientific non-profit society, with its headquarters and jurisdiction in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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