Maps are used for a varity of information

Road maps

Shows roadways and physical boundaries.

Topographic maps

maps have contour lines that show elevation

Aeronautical maps

Have information about flight paths.


Organized by placing the central theme or unifying factor in the center of the map


Presents information in a descending order of importance. The most important information is placed on the top.

Flow Chart

Organize information in order. For example the first step is listed at the top and so forth.


Shows locations of specific genes in DNA

Floor Plan

Shows rooms in a building