Land Use/Land Cover
"A map is a 2-dimensional graphic representation of the physical features (natural, artificial, or both) of a part or the whole of the Earth's surface, by means of signs and symbols or photographic imagery, at an established scale, on a specified projection, and with the means of orientation indicated." (DRURY 1998).
The definitions of (geographic) maps almost always includes the term representation:
1.a: a representation on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area
1.b: a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it
2: something that represents with clarity suggestive of a map...
Eurostat, "Manual of concepts on land cover and land use information systems (2000 Edition)", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2001