Maps and charts are ways of depicting the layout of an area onto a sheet of paper (or other surface) to help prevent people from getting lost.
They also manifest in fiction in a variety of ways and serve a variety of purposes:
Maps in general
- Space-Filling Empire
Maps are drawn with a small number of superstates for easier political relations.
- Spreading Disaster Map Graphic
Maps provide a vivid illustration of the scope of a looming or ongoing disaster.
- Travel Montage
Travel between multiple locations, with maps used during the cuts to represent distances traveled.
- Treasure Map
X marks the spot after you take fifty paces east of that palm tree between the rocks!
- World Tour
Characters travel to multiple destinations, with maps used to identify the location.