What Is a Concept Map

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What is a Concept Map and what software is effective for its design?

“A concept map or conceptual diagram is a diagram that depicts suggested relationships between concepts. It is a graphical tool that designers, engineers, technical writers, and others use to organize and structure knowledge.

A concept map typically represents ideas and information as boxes or circles, which it connects with labeled arrows in a downward-branching hierarchical structure. The relationship between concepts can be articulated in linking phrases such as causes, requires, or contributes to.”[from Wikipedia]

As for effective software - we suggest you to pay attention for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. Extended with Concept Maps Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area it is a real godsend for you.

Example 1. What Is a Concept Map?

Concept Maps Solution offers a Concept Maps library with ready-to-use vector objects, and a lot of predesigned examples and samples which successfully illustrate what is a Concept Map. All they are presented in ConceptDraw STORE.

Concept Maps Solution in ConceptDraw STORE

Example 2. Concept Maps Solution in ConceptDraw STORE

How you can use the Concept Maps included in the Concept Maps solution? They can be effectively used as the base for quickly drawing your own professional looking, interesting and attractive Concept Maps. Or if you want, you can use them as-is.

Concept Map - Internet Marketing

Example 3. Concept Map - Internet Marketing

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Concept Maps Solution. It shows the main components and principles of internet marketing. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

Use the Concept Maps Solution for ConceptDraw PRO software to create your own professional looking Concept Maps of any complexity quick, easy and effective, and successfully explain what is a Concept Map.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Concept Maps Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 or later users.

Use Product:

  • Business Diagrams Software
  • Concept Map Maker
  • Vector Drawing Tools
  • Technical Diagramming Tool
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Cross Platform Compatibility
  • ConceptDraw PRO native Mac app
  • Easier to use than Microsoft Visio® and more powerful
  • With free support and thousands of templates

Use Solution:

  • Design Concept Maps
  • Organizing and presenting various knowledge
  • Visualization a relationships that occur in a concept
  • Design elements for concept maps
  • Templates and examples
  • Import/Export Microsoft Visio™
  • Export to vector graphics files
  • Export to Adobe Acrobat® PDF
  • Export to PPT™
  • Presentation Mode

See also Samples:

Compatibility: Apple® OS X 10.10 or later
Microsoft® Windows® 7/8.1/10

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