What is the difference between a Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and a Zoning Map?

The FLUM depicts a snapshot, thirty years into the future, of the Town’s preferred future mix of land uses, but a zoning map is a regulatory map showing what the Town has already decided to allow today.   The FLUM and the Zoning Map are like a leader and a follower. The FLUM is the leading map that recommends and advises and the zoning map is the following map that authorizes and entitles.