The farm I grew up on (central Tasmania, Australia) is called "Stockwell". There was a large, yellowing map of the central highlands with our properties marked in Dad's careful pencil. It covered most of the kitchen wall. I love this map and we all loved this land where we grew up.
I went on to rely on maps to navigate bush walks in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, and the Northern Territory. I have travelled in several countries, using road maps, train and tube maps to drive, ride and train/tube around. I do use sat navs which are great when driving, but there is something lovely about the tactile nature of actual maps. It is a more permanent record than the virtual maps of google etc.
I love Susan Stockwell's use of maps, paper, other up-cycled products to create her pieces. The pieces look very tactile. I like the idea of re-using things and also that they can be dismantled and recycled later e.g. early Paper Works (1997). World (2011) is visually appealing using old motherboards/computer components which are beautiful and map like in their out right. The idea of mapping movement of information is interesting. Sail Away is impressive in it's scale: beautiful and fragile boats on a vast sea of unforgiving concrete.