- The scale of the map can be different, the plans are only large-scale.
- Maps depict different surfaces. The creation of a plan is limited to the framework of an apartment, street, district, city, otherwise its use will be difficult.
- The map uses more legend than the plan.
- The plan contains more information and details than the map. When compiling maps, the method of cartographic generalization is used - discarding minor details and drawing the main ones.