Paper maps CAN do what the Marauder's Map does. They show locations that can be found in space just like the Marauder's Map did.
The Marauder's Map was magical, and no one we know in our class has magic like they do at Hogwartz.
It would be illegal for us to do what the Marauder's Map does using a paper map.
Paper maps give you a snapshot of one moment in time. If you put an object on the map that might move, then you're map is inaccurate pretty quickly after that.
Use a cell phone signal to track locations of people and objects on a digital map.
Use satellites to constantly watch particular individuals so that you can put it on a digital map.
With a large map spread out on a table, hire someone to follow a person you are interested in tracking and call in their position. Then move a game piece on the map that represents the person's position.
We cannot currently track multiple individuals' position. It is simply too hard for current technology.
A photograph contains too much information.
A photograph used as a map is simply too realistic. Maps should not be too realistic.
It's too hard to take a photograph correctly that would be a map.
Photographs are not always facing north, and they would have to be in order to be a map.
Maps require additional information beyond just the way that space looks that you are mapping.
Scale, direction, information source
Scale, title, information source
Legend, title, information source
Information source, direction, locational grid
Legend, scale, locational grid
How much money you have in the bank
Kinds of soil
Your friend's houses
Trying to find out where people might want to hunt elephants illegally.
Trying to understand why elephants like to give birth always at the same place.
Trying to understand the spread of an elephant disease that was originally caused by people.
Trying to find areas that might be hard on elephants because of a combination of many people and low water supply.