Reference maps are popular maps for people who look for updated information and statistics/figures. Reference maps demonstrate the situation of particular geographical locations for which census information are put into a table (charted) and distributed.
The reference maps show the names, frontiers, and area codes of certain geographical territories. In addition, you will find important information regarding physical aspects like railways, roads, rivers, shorelines, and water bodies.
Types of reference maps
The reference maps can be categorized into the following types:
- Maps and information on a particular country (like India)
- Geography maps
- History maps
The maps and information on a specific country can include information on the educational institutes, business centers, stock exchanges, oil refineries, languages, politics, assembly and parliamentary constituencies.
The geography maps can be further subcategorized into elevation maps, maps of neighboring countries, latitude and longitude maps, topographic map of India, seismic zone map of India, climatic region map, natural hazard map, soil map, river map, vegetation map, crop map, and agricultural maps.
The demography maps can be additionally categorized into clickable population maps, population density map, literacy map, and clickable sex ratio map.
The history maps include history map in Flash and maps of different periods of history. Continental maps and time zone maps can also be included in the category of reference maps. The different formats of reference map include Portable Document Format (PDF) and Graphics Interchange Format (GIF).
Last Updated on 28 March 2013