Alias maps allows a non standard control to be registered in QARun so that it can be treated as a standard control. If you have a control that is "TEdit", QARun doesn't know what type it is. So you alias map a "TEdit" control to be an "Edit" control.
Object mapping allows you to create a name for each control and define how you identify that control from other controls. Then in your code you manipulate that control using the created "Attach Name". If you control changes you usually just need to change the object map, then your code still works.
Image maps allow you to create a snapshot of an area in your AUT. You can then manipulate that area by calling it's name. I use this for the images on some toolbars.
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If your not part of the solution, there's good money to be made in prolonging the problem.