Digital maps use the Internet to provide an up-to-date and easy to search online atlas of the entire globe.
Some digital maps also allow you to put layers or placemarks on top of the map to add extra details, such as:
- local weather conditions;
- photographs of any landmarks;
- links to online encyclopaedias giving background information about the places shown;
- contact details for any local businesses – such as restaurants or hotels;
- digital models for some of the major buildings.