Updated: 11/18/2022 by Computer Hope

A map may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to programming, or layout of a software program or hardware device, a map refers to the documentation that describes its overall structure.

2. When referring to networks, a map or mapped drive refers to a link to another computer, share, or printer.

3. With computer software, games, and keyboards, mapping describes keyboard mapping. A map may also describe the environment a player plays in a game. For example, a first-person shooter may have many different maps for players to compete against each other. Those with more experience playing a game can have a competitive advantage by knowing more about the map than those without experience.

4. When referring to HTML, the <map> tag is used with the area element to designate an image map on a web page.

5. In general, a map describes instructions that locate a destination in the world. Below is a listing of some popular places on the Internet that help you create driving maps to a destination of your choice.

Google Earth is also a fantastic, free software program containing maps, satellite images, places of interest, and more.


Google Maps also has a great feature known as streets view. This feature lets you drive down many of the streets in the United States and see pictures of the houses, buildings, and other objects.

6. Map sometimes describes an associative array.

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