A map is a pictorial representation of the surface of the earth. There are various maps depending on the area and location depicted. Ranging from the relief of a small block to that of a town, village or city, there are maps of countries, continents and encompassing the entire globe.
Maps serve different purposes. Political maps depict and demarcate boundaries of cities and towns. They serve to depict political organization. Then there are maps that depict the surface relief. A host of commercial maps inform us about the availability of natural resources such as minerals, fuel oils and radioactive substances. Agricultural maps show crops and cropping patterns. In addition to this there are maps that are used by tourists and travelers to locate places. Highways, freeways, and road maps help many a traveler. The student of geography uses maps to study about the areas around the world. The art of making maps is called cartography. There are different methods of using projections to depict the spherical earth in two dimensions.
In this section we have an assortment of sites providing you maps for every conceivable occasion. Facts and statistics about places and countries are included. Interactive maps make finding out information an enjoyable experience.