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Topographic Maps and Aerial Photographs
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Topographic Maps • Objectives: Locate features on topographic maps Understand and convert map scales Understand topographic map construction Interpret landscapes using topographic maps Construct topographic profiles from topographic maps
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Topographic Maps A topographic map is a miniature model of the Earth’s 3D surface printed on 2D paper. They reveal the lay of the land (hills, gullies etc.) by using contour lines. This is primarily how they differ from planimetric maps such as road maps.
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