An economic map is a map that shows the different economic events or activities that happen in a certain area. This kind of map uses different shapes and colours to show different economic activities.
The goal of general economic maps is to show how entire economies work. These maps show a large area, including its economic regions, territorial-production complexes, economic centres, economic ties, levels of economic development, and production specialisation. Natural resources and labour resources may also be shown on economic maps as parts of economic activity. Some of the first economic maps were made by hand in Russia at the end of the 17th century.