|Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings|
I'd completely wallpaper a room in the house with maps if I could get away with it. I'd love a map room!
Anyway, I use maps a lot as a writing tool.
It is good to know how long it would take a character to travel somewhere on foot or horse back or in a car.
It helps me know what they may see if they look to the horizon, the weather or even the moon(s) in the sky. Even floor plans and building layouts help me sort out action and business.
--I love maps. You should too. Love them NOW!