A bird’s-eye view is the depiction of a landscape from a great height on a leaning image plane. Unlike bird’s-eye views, which are composed more freely from an artistic perspective, bird’s-eye view are geometrically accurate. As there are all possible transitional forms, however, a precise determination of the geometric properties can be difficult. bird’s-eye view are popular as they show the third dimension more clearly than conventional maps.
Picture: «Graubündner Oberland mit Furka-Oberalp-Bahn und anschliessenden Verkehrsgebieten», Josef Ruep, 192-?, e-manuscripta.ch