There are a number of maps in Skyrim, mostly in the Jarls' palaces or various camps. All of these maps have flags placed in them to mark Imperial or Stormcloak territories. When I "use" one of these flags, a message pops up saying "Map Updated". However, at this stage in the game, my map is such a mess I wouldn't be able to really tell if anything changed on it or not.

Can someone tell me exactly what sort of update is being done here?


It simply shows you that city on the map as an unexplored location. It is a good way for new players to populate their maps with major cities and towns.

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    It's annoying that it says "Map Updated" even for places that are already on your map.
    – jwaddell
    Dec 29 '11 at 6:09

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