The Difference Between an Atlas and a Map

Map of Alexandria (1575)

When you take a road trip analog style with a piece of paper that shows where you are, are you using a map or an atlas? Here’s the difference.

A map is designed for traveling. It shows the ways of travel, especially for motorists, from one location to another. Roads and highways are typically shown on a map, but there are different kinds of maps for different means of travel. One map could…