This page simply provides links to the various maps in the original game in an organized manner for ease of searching. To access a map of your current location in the game, left-click on the map icon or press the m-key.
Maps come in very handy in the course of the game, especially when it comes to figuring out where you are at any given point vis-à-vis where you want to go. Locations of interest, once they have been found or described, appear on the various maps as markers. There are several markers, below is a quick reference chart of the various markers used in the game:
First and foremost, the player marker, you, or Geralt if you prefer. Also indicating the direction Geralt is facing.
Campfire marker, as you find campfires and fireplaces, these markers are added to your map.
Location marker, these appear when some on-screen messages announce a new named area. Not all areas appear as dots, some merely appear as labels when moused over.
NPC marker, light green markers indicate characters like shopkeepers and swordsmiths. Not all NPCs get their own marker, and some get no marker at all.
Place of Power marker, these blue markers are revealed as you find the magical areas.
Quest marker, these red markers indicate the next location (or locations) to explore. They disappear when the quest, or phase is complete. They are not necessarily triggered by quest tracking.
Quest NPC marker, these little white markers indicate characters of more importance than regular NPCs in the current quest. One example is Berengar in the crypt, he gets this marker. They disappear when the quest is complete, usually.