There are other types of map that provide a representation of the landscape.
Sketch maps are simple drawings of the landscape. They show things that are sometimes hidden in photographs or maps, eg the impact of tourists on a landscape.
Sketch maps may be shown as a bird's-eye view or as a drawing of the horizon. They can be drawn whilst on fieldwork or from a photograph. It is useful to annotate sketch maps or include a photograph alongside it.
Photographs can be taken from different locations:
Geographical information systems (GIS) maps are digital maps that have layers of data added to them. GIS maps can be changed to show specific information about a place. Information layers can be shown as:
Annotations are detailed labels with an explanation of what is shown. They are important because they allow us to interpret and compare maps and photographs. Annotations can focus on physical and human features and they usually include key terms.