What is a Map?
Maps are generally symbolic, two-dimensional graphic representation of any elements or whole of the earth’s surface drawn to a scale. Maps are commonly used by the geographers as one of the most important tools to depict and display information about the forms, pattern and changes in the physical and human landscape. Maps are now digital and multilayered. Cartography (the science and art of map-making) has been largely subsumed by the Geographic Information System (GIS) during the last few decades.