Do you know what the state of California looks like? You can look at pictures of California on the Internet. You can also look at maps of California.
A picture of California shows what the state looks like from space. A map of California is a drawing of the state. You can draw things you see on a map, like mountains, lakes, and rivers.
Look at the picture and the map below. How are the picture and the map different? How are they the same?
This is a photo of California from space.
What is the same about a map and the photo from space?
Can you find the mountains in the photo?