The individual, self-contained topics are typically compiled into a map for publication. Maps enable you to create deliverables by adding references to topics or other maps. Think of a map as a book binder and topics as pages. You have a binder (map) and fill it by adding pages (topics). You can also add other maps to create large publications. By creating maps for individual publications, you can ensure that the right content goes to the right audience.

Below we have two models of toasters: the Classic Toaster™ and the Lightning Toaster™. The left column shows all the topics related to both toasters. The map for each toaster model includes only the relevant information so the reader doesn't need to wade through unrelated content.

Map example