Definition of moving map in English:

moving map

Pronunciation /ˌmuːvɪŋ ˈmap/


  • 1A map that is moving or that appears to move; a continually changing map.

  • 2A map in a vehicle or aircraft that moves as the vehicle moves, so that it always shows the current location; specifically an electronic map display in which the current location always corresponds to a fixed point in the centre of the map.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Address Lewis Cass. From moving + map.