Topological map

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A map of the New York City Subway, an example of a topological map.
An office environment consisting of two rooms connected by a hallway. A topological map is super-imposed.

In cartography, geology, and robotics,[1] a topological map is a type of diagram that has been simplified so that only vital information remains and unnecessary detail has been removed. These maps lack scale, also distance and direction are subject to change and/or variation, but the topological relationship between points is maintained. A good example are the tube maps for the London Underground and the New York City Subway.[2]

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  1. ^ Correll, Nikolaus; Hayes, Bradley; Heckman, Christoffer; Roncone, Alessandro (2022). Introduction to Autonomous Robots: Mechanisms, Sensors, Actuators, and Algorithms. MIT Press.
  2. ^ Elhorst, J. Paul (2015), "Spatial Panel Data Analysis", Encyclopedia of GIS, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1–9, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23519-6_1641-1, ISBN 978-3-319-23519-6, retrieved 2022-07-25