map2 past tense and past participle mapped, present participle mapping [transitive]
to make a map of a particular area:
He spent the next fifteen years mapping the Isle of Anglesey.
to discover or show information about something, especially about its shape or arrangement, or how it moves or works:
The points at which stress and anxiety emerge can be mapped.
map onto somethingphrasal verb
map something ↔ outphrasal verb
Her own future had been mapped out for her by wealthy and adoring parents.