road map

a map designed for motorists, showing the principal cities and towns of a state or area, the chief roads, usually tourist attractions and places of historical interest, and the mileage from one place to another.
any plan or guide to show how something is arranged or can be accomplished: your road map to financial independence.

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road map
1.  a map intended for drivers, showing roads, distances, etc in a country or area
2.  a plan or guide for future actions

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Example sentences
Understanding how can provide a road map for human limb regeneration.
One reader had hoped that the new book would be a road map for realizing
  for-profit education's possibilities.
It provides a road map from this study, to the next, and to the ones that will
  need to follow.
His campuses are changing their approach to academic advising so students get a
  clearer road map toward a degree, and campus.
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