Strip maps

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A strip map is a map showing only a narrow band of a map showing particular route, also known as a "route map". In the past, these were printed paper and were usually given for free by organisations like the AA (Automobile Association). Since the advent of the GPS and internet map programs, we increasingly use electronic route maps instead of paper material to save on costs.

The strip map shows:

  • An origin
  • Significant intersections on the route (with road numbers e.g. R59 or N1)
    • The distances between each intersection
  • Significant features (Bridges, railway lines, rivers)
  • The destination

A strip map does not usually show:

  • North - as the map is manipulated to be linear
  • Contours and topographical features - as it is normally more similar to a road map
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