Birds-eye view map illustration, also known as bird ‘s-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as viewed from an above oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective.
A bird’s-eye view is an elevated view of an object from above, with a perspective as though the observer were a bird, often used to make blueprints, floor plans, and maps. It can be an aerial photograph, but also a drawing.
The terms aerial view and aerial viewpoint are also sometimes used synonymously with bird’s-eye view map illustration.
Birds-eye view map illustration created by professional artist Maria Rabinky.