Information Map is a business metadata layer that is applied on top
of the data sources in your data warehouse. (Metadata is information
about the structure and content of data. An information map does not
contain any physical data.) Information maps provide business users
with a user-friendly way to query data and get results for themselves.
map contains data items and filters, which are used to build queries. A data item can refer to a data field or a calculation.
Filters contain criteria for subsetting the data that is returned
for a query. Folders can be used to organize the data items and filters
so that business users can easily locate information within the information