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transportation map:

a depiction of an area using cartographic symbology to represent arteries and routes for ground, water and/or air travel, especially, as related to places of community, places of interest, and certain observable features that travelers want to know about. Such a cartographical product may be described as a drawing or drawing-like reproduction having text to label places and for such things as the map title, legend and other information (source of quote), for example, one of the things most transportation map users want to see is a scale or explanation of distance or travel time from place to place.

Simply defined as a type of reference, transportation maps are typically drawn, printed, or published online to appear as if their coverage areas are being viewed from above.

Access to information at the webistes of places seeking economic development is typically provided as a list of location data items. A link to maps often among them. Transportation maps are generally expected to be included among the reference materials in packages of information that .network users as economic development prospects request from places of interest. Transportation maps typically accompany location profiles.

Topographic maps typically show transportation-related items. Sometimes transportation maps include topography information.

Before GPS availability travelers used maps printed on paper and conveniently folded for easy handling and storage. Such maps are, of course, still in use, sometimes referred to as road maps or highway maps. In both cases various types roads are mapped out. Also, the maps generally include rail lines, water features and routes as well as travel-related features, such as airport locations. Traveler-handy maps show distances between marked points.

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related: Enterprise & Economic Development Library sections: Maps; Locations

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