Regarding two types of images that focus on the depiction of land:
- Landscape images that give you an idea of a particular place and its terrain
- Maps meant to help navigate through the land
What features, such as depictions of flora, fauna, geographic details, help to distinguish images depicting land as landscape or map; what makes a landscape different from a map?
A landscape tells us everything about that particular piece of land. Everything within the image is important. For example: are there trees? If so, what kinds of tress are there? Where on the landscape are they located? Is the section of forest within the image dense, sparse, or somewhere in between. Is the land flat? Rugged? Mountainous? What kind of wildlife inhabits the landscape?
A map on the other hand only tells us details of some aspect of the landscape. A map of elevations for instance would describe the terrain shape, but that is all. A map of forests may tell us what type(s) of trees are in that area of land, but would tell us nothing about say the wildlife that inhabits those trees.