Maps are used for different ways to gather information.
Road maps show roads and physical boundarys.
Topographic maps show changes in elevation.
Aeronautical maps show information about flight paths.
Spider maps are a way to organize information by putting main ideas in the middle and sub-ideas around it.
Hierarchy maps present information in descending order,according to importance.
Flow charts organize information in order.
Gene maps show location of specific genes in DNA.
Floor plans shows room in a building.