General-purpose maps provide many types of information on one map. Most atlas maps, wall maps, and road maps fall into this category. The following are some features that might be shown on a general-purpose maps: bodies of water, roads, railway lines, parks, elevations, towns and cities, political boundaries, latitude and longitude, national and provincial parks. These maps give a broad understanding of location and features of an area. You can gain an understanding of the type of landscape, the location of urban places, and the location of major transportation routes all at once.
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Famous quotes containing the word maps:
“And at least you know
That maps are of time, not place, so far as the army
Happens to be concernedthe reason being,
Is one which need not delay us.”
—Henry Reed (19141986)