Political features are just one type of information that is easily summarized using maps. Transportation routes like highways, railways, and waterways are another. In many cases, transportation routes and political features are all that is shown on a map. Popular websites offering directions frequently show little else, and yet millions of people each year reach their intended destination. But maps are a much more powerful tool than that. Beyond just finding north, south, east, and west, or explaining how to get from point A to point B, maps can be used to display many types of information in an easy to understand way.