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Thanks for your patience. The answer to your question is yes, a nomographic map can be copyrighted. Under the Copyright Act, any writing, recording, or photograph can be copyrighted. A nomographic map is a writing and it can be copyrighted. The only thing you would have to watch out for is that your map doesn't just copy another map or is so non-distinct that it would be difficult to attribute to a specific person. Thus, if you include your signature, a specific watermark, a typographical font, or anything that makes it uniquely yours, then the copyright will sustain.

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