road map

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road map (plural road maps)

  1. A map with a visual representation of roads used for automobile travel and navigation. A road map may contain other relevant data, such as terrain or rail roads.
    Coordinate term: street map
  2. (figuratively) A plan of action, laying out the future actions of participants.
    road map for peace
  3. (originally computing, computer hardware) A structured representation of objects to display a development plan. Road maps are used in business for strategic planning and communications.
    • 1999, Marc Hamilton, Software Development: Building Reliable Systems, Prentice Hall Professional, →ISBN, page 236:
      CPU speeds continue to increase with no end in sight. For instance, Sun's UltraSPARC processor roadmap, shown in Figure 16-2, show CPU speed increasing from 143 MHz in 1995 to 1.5 Ghz in 2002, roughly doubling every year as predicted by Moore's Law.
    • 2008, Hans-Bernd Kittlaus; Peter N. Clough, Software Product Management and Pricing, Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN, page 77:
      In the software business, a product roadmap gives an overview how a product is going to develop over the strategic timeframe of up to 5 years in terms of new releases or versions, their schedules and major themes.


  • French: roadmap
  • German: Roadmap


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