Yes, l agree with the given statement. The reasons are : 1.when European power colonized the entire continents, they needed to know about the places, their climate, crops, mineral resources and about the people living there.
2 . They sent scientific expeditions consisting of map makers and others to explore different parts of the world and prepare maps.
3. These teams fought their way into interior of continents crossing mountain, deserts, and rivers, fighting local people to get the necessary information.
4. This information and the maps enabled the colonial powers to establish their rule over these areas and also exploit their resources.