This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the ConceptDraw site you are agreeing to our Use of Site Cookies.

How to Create a Directional Map

Travelers often use directional maps to find directions for certain places. These maps are guiding millions of tourists to explore towns and cities worldwide. Searching addresses on a map, view nearby businesses, get driving directions - this is only a little of what directional maps is needed. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to create various kinds of directional maps. You can easily visualize city maps or destinations with driving directions and traveler information using special vector stencils libraries.

Business diagrams & Org Charts with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Business flowcharting tool helps you create a flowchart with minimal effort. With ConceptDraw you can make a flowchart, draw data flow diagrams, orgchart professional, process flow diagrams etc - without any prior knowledge or training.
Draw Business Process Diagrams
Draw Business Process Diagrams
This SWOT matrix diagram example was created on the base of article "An Easy Way To Jumpstart Your Strategic Plan: SWOT" by Leslie Wolf from the website of the California Digital Library, the University of California. "Strategic planning doesn’t have to be a daunting and lengthy process. The goal is really a simple one: to help you understand your world and build a road map to guide your efforts. ...
This analysis tool can help you focus your attention on the specific success factors that are right for your team.
The tool is called a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Here’s what it means:
(1) Strengths are those positive internal attributes that strengthen your business or team. You can develop plans to capitalize on those strengths.
(2) Weaknesses are those negative internal attributes that are working against your success. You can shore up those weaknesses so they don’t stop your success.
(3) Opportunities are those external conditions that can have a positive effect on your goals. These opportunities can point you in the right direction.
(4) Threats are those external conditions that can have a negative effect on your goals. These threats will affect you less if you can identify and minimize them. ...
We thought it would be helpful to show you a sample SWOT analysis for a business you can easily visualize: a small independent bookstore in a university town. The store owner brought the team together to think about how the bookstore could survive during the continuing financial downturn. After an hour of brainstorming, this is the SWOT analysis they developed." [ cdlinfo/ 2010/ 09/ 29/ an-easy-way-to-jumpstart-your-strategic-plan-swot/ ]
The matrix diagram example "SWOT analysis for a small independent bookstore" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
SWOT matrix
SWOT matrix, SWOT analysis,

How tо Represent Information Graphically

ConceptDraw Infographics is a great visual tool for communicating the large amounts of data and graphic visualization and representations of data and information.

Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

Over the past few centuries, data visualization has evolved so much that we use it every day in all areas of our lives. Many believe that infographic is an effective tool of storytelling, as well as analytics, and that it is able to overcome most of the language and educational barriers. Understanding the mechanisms of human perception will help you to understand how abstract forms and colors used in data visualization can transmit information more efficient than long paragraphs of text.
The vector stencils library "3D directional maps" contains 40 symbols for creating pictorial maps, street maps, locator maps, transit maps, tourist maps with points of interest (POI), road maps and route maps using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Pictorial maps are a category of maps that are also loosely called illustrated maps, panoramic maps, perspective maps, bird’s-eye view maps and Geopictorial maps amongst others. In contrast to the regular road map, Atlas or topographic cartography, pictorial maps depict a given territory with a more artistic rather than technical style. The cartography can be a sophisticated 3-D perspective landscape or a simple map graphic enlivened with illustrations of buildings, people and animals. They can feature all sorts of varied topics like historical events, legendary figures or local agricultural products and cover anything from an entire continent to a college campus. ...
Pictorial maps usually show an area as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. They are not generally drawn to scale in order to show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective. While regular maps focus on the accurate rendition of distances, pictorial maps enhance landmarks and often incorporate a complex interplay of different scales into one image in order to give the viewer a more familiar sense of recognition." [Pictorial maps. Wikipedia]
The design elements library "3D directional maps" is included in the Directional Maps solution from the Maps area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
3D pictorial map symbols
3D pictorial map symbols, tree, store, roof, building, road, river, pin, location, petrol station, pedestrian bridge, one way road, factory, elevated, crosswalks, crossroads, corner, bridge, airport,
The vector stencils library "Landmarks" contains 69 landmark symbols of buildings, waterways, scale and directional indicators for labeling transportation and directional maps, road and route maps, street and transit maps, locator and tourist maps.
The pictograms example "Landmarks - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Directional Maps solution from the Maps area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Viewpoint, viewpoint,
North arrow
North arrow, North arrow,
North arrow
North arrow, North arrow,
Building, building,
Building, building,
Town house
Town house, house, town house,
Suburban home
Suburban home, suburban home,
Skyscraper, skyscraper,
Town hall
Town hall, town hall,
Public house
Public house, public house,
Petrol station
Petrol station, petrol station,
Gas station
Gas station, gas station,
Factory, factory,
School, school,
Warehouse, warehouse,
Hospital, hospital,
Fire station
Fire station, fire station,
Train station
Train station, train station,
Condos, condos,
Barn, barn,
Motel, motel,
Convenience store
Convenience store, convenience store,
Shopping centre
Shopping centre, shopping centre,
City, city,
Church, church,
Cathedral, cathedral,
National tail train station
National tail train station, national rail train station,
Train railway
Train railway, train railway,
Bus stop
Bus stop, bus stop,
Tramlink, tramlink,
Marina / Ferry dock
Marina / Ferry dock, marina, ferry dock,
Car ferry
Car ferry, ferry, car ferry,
Stop light
Stop light, stop light,
Airport, airport,
Airport, airport,
Underground / Subway / Metro
Underground / Subway / Metro, underground, subway, metro,
Taxi, taxi,
Bicycle parking
Bicycle parking, bicycle parking,
Parking, parking,
Fuel / Gas / Petrol
Fuel / Gas / Petrol, fuel, gas, petrol,
Police, police,
Hospital, hospital,
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access, wheelchair access,
First aid
First aid, first aid,
Telephone, telephone,
Post office
Post office, post office,
Landmarks and museums
Landmarks and museums, landmark, museum,
University, university,
Shopping, shopping,
Refreshments / Public House
Refreshments / Public House, refreshments, public house,
Restrooms / Toilets
Restrooms / Toilets, restrooms, toilets, WC,
Park, park,
Zoo, zoo,
Information center
Information center, information center,
Stadium 1
Stadium 1, stadium,
Stadium 2
Stadium 2, stadium,
Park, park,
Tree, tree,
Fir-tree, fir-tree,
Ocean, ocean, sea,
Lake, lake,
River, river,
Angled river
Angled river, river,
Forked river
Forked river, river,
Curved river
Curved river, river,
Curved river
Curved river, river,
Flexible river
Flexible river, river,
Bridge, bridge,
Scale, scale,