ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

road map

A road map is like a big piece of paper that shows all the roads and streets in an area. It can help people figure out where they are and how to get to where they want to go. Just like how we use our coloring books to find objects we need to fill colors in, grown-ups use the road map to find places they need to go or to navigate unfamiliar places. It has lines, symbols, and labels that show where things are and how far away they are. It's like a big picture of the world or a little part of it. If you're going on a trip or going somewhere new, a road map can be very helpful in finding your way.