Since the worlds in Darksiders Genesis are rather big, the developers have prepared a map of each of them. This will allow you to get an idea of what is in your area and what you can collect.
If you are looking at a map for the first time, you probably wonder where your character is. In Darksiders Genesis, your character isn't marked on a map.
However, there is an option that makes it easier for you to find your position on the map. The location you are in will glow slightly.
When you see the location/part of the map you are in, it will be much easier for you to determine where you are. Just look around and check the map - you can find many common points that will point you the way.
The maps in Darksiders Genesis have are many objects that make it easier for you to navigate the terrain, e.g. boxes or coins.