A topic map is basically a visualization of connected concepts. Concepts could be locations, brands or even people. A topic map are these concepts structured via associations. In Crystallize you have the possibility of defining any number of topic maps and each topic map can have any number of concepts that are associated.
Topic maps make it easy to manage different hierarchical concept structures.
Semantic information architecture
You can use the topic organizer to define powerful semantic relations between products. Topics can be used for:
Grouping related products based on topic
Navigating complex product structures
Multi-dimensional categorization of products
Creating and editing topic maps
You can create and edit topic maps via the admin UI.