Illustrated maps have been used since time immemorial. Maps were created to provide detailed information about the area without too much use of words but utilize symbols to guide users instead. There are different types of maps but one of the most utilized maps is the type with illustrations due to a number of reasons. Here are three of those reasons.
Useful road patterns
One of the benefits of illustrated maps is it has road patterns that can help a user get back on the right track if ever he is lost. Unlike ordinary maps, an illustrated map has road patterns which signify concrete roads, walkways, dirt roads and other symbols that would provide the user on the road ahead. It is important that you become familiar of these road patterns to better understand the map although most illustrated maps have legends on the side or bottom of the map.
Easy to understand landmarks
With the use of symbols and landmarks, illustrated maps are easy to understand. With a short glance, you can easily tell if you are looking at a cathedral, a park, a train station, residential area or a landmark bridge or major river. This way, you can easily determine your exact location including the particular place that you want to reach. A traditional map only indicates the name of the area but it does not provide the things that you can find in the place. At most, the only thing you can see in a traditional map, aside from the name of the place, is the boundaries that separate one area to another.
You can find the location faster
With illustrated maps, you can easily find spots because it has more details than a traditional map. Once you are aware of your exact location, you can easily determine where your target location is and how you can get there easily. an illustrated map has road patterns so you would know where you are going to pass or the roads to be taken to get to your target location faster and without getting lost around the area.