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Directional Maps

A symbolic depiction that is used for emphasizing the relationships between different elements of some space (e.g., objects, regions, themes, etc.) is called a map.

Many of the maps are known to be static, but most commonly used maps may represent any space, either real or imagined without taking either context or scale into consideration. The space that needs to be mapped may be two-dimensional (for example, the surface of the earth), three-dimensional (e.g., the interior of the earth) and other or abstract spaces of any dimension.

The earliest-known maps are geographic maps of some particular territory that have a very long tradition, existing since ancient times. The word "map" comes from the medieval Latin “Mappa mundi”, making a "map" the shortened term that can be referred to some two-dimensional representation of the surface of the world.

Road maps seem to be the most widely used ones nowadays, forming a subset of navigational maps. They may include both nautical and aeronautical charts, hiking and bicycling ones as well as the railroad network maps. Any of the mentioned maps can be also created in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software either from a scratch or by using the Directional Maps solution that extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with the pre-made examples and templates of the directional maps as well as the stencil libraries full of vector stencils which can be used for drawing the Directional Maps.

Using the Directional Maps solution for creating the directional, site, transit, road and location maps in order to represent international business structures may be useful for many business people as well as road workers, travelers and driving instructors for showing both transportation and migration routes, sites and areas as well as providing the appropriate navigation through cities and towns helping in finding the needed routes of travel by public transport or car.


There are 10 libraries containing 338 vector objects in the Directional Maps solution.

Design Elements — Maps and Directions

Design Elements — Maps and Directions

Design Elements — Road Signs

Design Elements — Road Signs

Design Elements — Landmarks

Design Elements — Landmarks

Examples

There are a few samples that you see on this page which were created in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application by using the Directional Maps solution. Some of the solution's capabilities as well as the professional results which you can achieve are all demonstrated here on this page.

All source documents are vector graphic documents which are always available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Directional Maps solution is available to all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.

Example 1: 3D Directional Map

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the 3D Directional Maps Library from the Directional Maps Solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows a3D Directional Map. The 3D Directional Maps Library contains various 3D objects to make your creating professional looking 3D maps and directions easily and quickly. Add the vehicles from the Vehicles (3D) library to animate your map.

Maps and Directions

Example 2: Directional Map for the Hotel

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Roads and Junctions, Landmarks, Map Symbols, and Recreation Signs Libraries from the Directional Maps Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This sample contains a 2Ddirectional map for navigation to the hotel. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software, extended with Directional Maps Solution, contains all the tools you need to draw 2D and 3D directional maps and directions of any complexity.

Directional Maps and Directions

Example 3: Neighborhood 3D Directional Map

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the 3D Directional Maps and Vehicles (3D) Libraries from the Directional Maps Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This sample illustrates a 3D directional map for navigation around the neighbor hood. Predesigned objects in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM will help you create beautiful, bright, and colorful directional maps and successfully navigate through all spheres of life activities.

Directional Maps

Example 4: Directional Map — NTSB Training Center Location

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Roads and Junctions, and Landmarks Libraries from the Directional Maps Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows a directional map of the NTSB Training Center Location. It’s a good idea to highlight the building objects on the map to attract attention to them. Use bright colors for the shortest route to the desired object in the map for driving directions.

Map for Driving Directions

Example 5: Directional Map — Location of the Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC)

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Roads and Junctions, Landmarks, and Map Symbols Libraries from the Directional Maps Solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.

This sample visualizes the location of the Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC) on the map. Use the arrows to show the map directions for movement on the roads. Driving direction maps are useful when you travel by car.

Map Directions

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Directional Maps Software for Microsoft Windows

Directional Maps Software for macOS X

What I Need to Get Started

Both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software and the Directional Maps solution can help creating the illustrations you need. The Directional Maps solution can be found in the Maps area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site. Make sure that both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.

How to install

After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are downloaded and installed, you can install the Directional Maps solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.

Directional Maps Software - Install

Start Using

To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.

Directional Maps Software - Start Using

How to Draw a Directional Map