Usage Story about Map Icon
Going from point A to point B has since been made easier by maps. Its invention was crucial to early feats of humanity, such as being able to go around the world, though at a snail’s pace.
The earliest surviving map is from more than 5,000 years ago, engraved in a Babylonian clay tablet. Old maps, however, were also widely used for political purposes by putting one’s country at the center of the map to emphasis dominance over the rest of world. Another fun fact: Carly Simon’s hit single “You’re So Vain” was written for early humans.
Today, maps are certainly niftier, lighter, and less self-absorbed. Thanks to technology’s evolution by leaps and bounds, the tablet we know of is no longer made of clay. Since modern maps can already track our movements, they’ve become our trusty companion during long drives and any kind of navigation virtually anywhere in the world.
Map symbols are pretty straightforward and highly recognizable. The common icons representing maps are:
- Folded leaflet
- Folded leaflet with marker
- World map
But don’t feel restricted, as there are other map euphemisms for you to explore:
- Wind Rose
Use the icon that is least likely to get you lost.