The Electronic Labyrinth

Local Map

A local map provides a picture of all of the links and nodes directly connected to the current node. The depiction may be graphical (eg. a flowchart), or textual (a simple list). In most systems, readers may select one of the nodes to make it current.

Local maps provide context for a reader, and may help in link selection. Maps are termed "browsers" in NoteCards.

Landow has noted several variations on the idea of the local map, calling them overview types.

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