Variety kinds of disciplines increasingly integrate remote sensing and geographic information science techniques to discover the relationships between earth and human needs. It is possible to acquire fast, low cost, accurate and spatially rich data via remote sensing. Due to the spatial resolution of remote sensing data, maps with different scales can be produced for the use of topographic or thematic mapping issues. This paper aims to review the use of remotely sensed data for numerous kinds of mapping studies. In this context, this issue was examined in terms of the map production process including recognition, generalization and symbolization of the remotely sensed data depending on the aim, scale and also communication of the spatial information/knowledge by considering cartographic design issues.