Information Mapping

Information Mapping ( is a method for the analysis, organization, and presentation of information. Many large organizations use Information Mapping.

Information Mapping has three parts: analysis, organization, presentation.

Analysis. In Information Mapping, there are six basic types of information. Examples of information types are:

An important rule of Information Mapping is that the different types of information are not mixed. For example, do not include a concept in a procedure. Instead, explain the concept before the reader does the procedure.

Organization is about how the information is shown. For example:

Presentation is about the form in which information is shown. For example:

Information Mapping is a useful method for technical writing, but it is not the only method. Examples of other methods of writing are as follows:

See also

'The 7 +/-2 Limit' in Words, volume 3, issue 2 (

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