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TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS

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TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS

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TOPO MAPS Shows elevation, change in elevation, rivers, towns, points of interest, sometimes roads. Useful when hiking. Elevation is given in feet above sea level

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KEY TERMS CONTOUR LINE – lines that show equal elevation

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KEY TERMS INDEX CONTOUR – darker line that gives elevation above sea level

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KEY TERMS RELIEF – the difference in elevation between the highest and lowest points in an area.

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KEY TERMS CONTOUR INTERVAL– the difference in elevation between contour lines

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GOLDEN RULES RULE 1 – points on a contour line represent the same elevation

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**GOLDEN RULES RULE 2 – CLOSE contour lines = STEEP**

FAR APART contour lines = GENTLE

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**GOLDEN RULES RULE 3 – contour lines that cross a stream are V shaped.**

The V points to upstream to higher elevation

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**GOLDEN RULES RULE 4 – = The tops of hills, mountains, peaks**

= depressions, where lines point to bottom of depression

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