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This is a picture of a folded paper that is taller than normal. It is folded four separate times, and is sitting like a standing wall separator. There is no writing on the paper or any pictures either.
Related to Map Icon
Related icons are the icons with matching tags, as well as all maps icons. All icons are in the same flat style. You can either download free PNG icons or buy SVG vectors
We've received the idea on November 23, 2011 and created the icons on December 03, 2011
Maps and geolocation icons:
current position marker (a la google maps)
map with marker
Story about Map Icon
I’m not one to believe in far-fetched tales and stories, but there’s a legend around these parts that’s just too intriguing to ignore. The story goes that in a far off kingdom, the evil Lord of the Blood Elves entrusted all of his riches and treasure to the deepest and most secret parts of his realm. There, hidden beyond magic barriers, past the army of undead dragons laid the vaults of the Lord. Filled with great and forgotten books of untold power, possessed gems, and the rarest of potions, the treasure trove of the Lord remained his best kept secret.
As his armies covered and conquered the 12 lands, his treasures continued to amass. With his unlimited greed came greater and greater paranoia until he could no longer bear being away from his treasures. Surviving on blood magic and life-prolonging elixirs, the lord remained, always in fear that his treasures would be stolen.
Legend has it that in the Lord’s insanity, he called upon a vengeful demon for protection. Furious for being woken from its slumber, the demon cast the Lord from his vaults. Before vanishing, the demon tormented the Lord with the promise that he would only be able to return to his treasure with the aid of a map, hidden within the infinite dimensions of time and space. The evil Lord swore that he would stop at nothing to be reunited with his treasure and has been searching ever since.
Traces of the Lord’s quest for the map have appeared in scripture, songs, and tales for millions of years, but I believe I have uncovered the true hiding place of the map, and I’m about to download it from the icon pack.
Usage Story about Map Icon
Going from point A to point B has since been made easier by maps. Its invention was crucial to early feats of humanity, such as being able to go around the world, though at a snail’s pace.
The earliest surviving map is from more than 5,000 years ago, engraved in a Babylonian clay tablet. Old maps, however, were also widely used for political purposes by putting one’s country at the center of the map to emphasis dominance over the rest of world. Another fun fact: Carly Simon’s hit single “You’re So Vain” was written for early humans.
Today, maps are certainly niftier, lighter, and less self-absorbed. Thanks to technology’s evolution by leaps and bounds, the tablet we know of is no longer made of clay. Since modern maps can already track our movements, they’ve become our trusty companion during long drives and any kind of navigation virtually anywhere in the world.
Map symbols are pretty straightforward and highly recognizable. The common icons representing maps are:
Folded leaflet with marker
But don’t feel restricted, as there are other map euphemisms for you to explore:
Use the icon that is least likely to get you lost.