A great thought when it comes to designing maps has come to mind of Emanuele Pizzolorusso. The folding op maps has always been 'a thing of patience'.. but when you've been walking around a foreign town in circles for too long one can loose patience bit by bit, and the unfolding and folding of maps becomes less attractive..to say the least.
I haven't even mentioned the factor of the elements yet (rain-snow). Imagine...the original folds in your paper map become vague and the map is not only tearing but seems to slowly melt in your hands.
Now these maps below are made of a creasy waterproof material that does not tear. It's soft, lightweight and indestructable! Once you're done finding your way, it can be crumpled into a ball and be stuffed into your pocket or bag.
Read more about the clever graphics and content of the maps here!