What is the difference between a map and a bird’s-eye view?
Look at these three images on the right, depicting more or less the same place. All look down at this stretch of landscape, as if from high above. One is a photograph. Another is a drawing. The third is a map.
How do they differ?
One records more or less what the eye would see. Which one? What information does this image provide, that the others do not?
Another is a diagram of that landscape, with special conventions or symbols that stand for things like roads or bridges. Which image is that? What information does this image provide, that the others do not?
Another depicts an artist’s distinctive point of view.
Which one? What characterises this point of view – what is special about it? What does it give us, that the others do not?