Which Way Now?
6 Nov 06
A map is a representation of a geographic area, usually a portion of the Earth's surface. It may be shown in many different ways, from a traditional map printed on paper to a digital map built pixel by pixel on the screen of a computer. Maps can show almost anything, from the electricity supply grid of your area to the terrain of the Himalayas or the depths of the ocean floor. A map can be practical, directing travelers from one point to another through confusing landscape, or explaining the world by attaching specific types of information to geography. Maps can also entertain and invite exploration.