Long gone are the days of walking the streets of a city with an A-Z street atlas. Whether on your laptop or on your phone, digital maps are both everywhere and in the mainstream news these days. Be they professional maps (hello Nokia/NAVTEQ and Google Maps), crowd sourced open maps (hello OpenStreetMap) or maps that doesn't work as well as intended (hello Apple Maps), we're using maps more and more with each passing year. But how did we get here? When did the digital map start being ubiquitous and the printed map less so? Digital maps have been around longer than most of us realise; this talk will tell you how and why.