Topo Maps - Selma Quad(1) - Name Earth Dimensions Date Section Topographic Map Exercises Using a USGS Quadrangle Introduction In previous exercises you

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Name: Earth DimensionsDate: Section: Topographic Map ExercisesUsing a USGS QuadrangleIntroduction: In previous exercises, you have studied latitude and longitude, compass direction, the field quantity of elevation and horizontal distance scales. In addition, topographicmaps show many natural and man-made features.Objective: You will apply your knowledge of contour mapping to interpret actual topographic maps.The answers must be completed on Google Docs and shared with me by the due date given in the announcement on BlackBoardProcedure A: Reading a Topographic Map 1. Reading a contour map follows a few simple rules that apply to all these types of maps. Because most people have a feel for topography, determining the rules of contour maps is easiest using a topographic map. Study the topographic map in Fig. 1 and complete the rules of contour maps. For each rule, the section of the map illustrating the rule has been lettered. 367d48a8c6147022521730eae078ce74b7530af9.doc 1
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Fig. 1: A topographic contour map. a. Contours point or make a V shape in the stream direction [A]. b. Closely grouped contours indicate slopes [ B ]. c. Widely spaced contours indicate slopes [ C ]. d. If your hike over the top of a hill, you will cross the same/different (circle one) contours on opposite sides of the summit [ D ].
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  • Fall '16
  • Wanda Roberts
  • Topography, Topographic map

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