Topographic Maps

Topographic maps

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Unformatted text preview: Topographic Maps Topographic Topographic maps are 2-D representations Topographic of a 3-D surface. This is done using contour lines. contour – Contour lines connect points of equal elevation → Topo. Maps generally depict quadrangles Topo. quadrangles (rectangular sections of earth’s surface) (rectangular – Bounded on top and bottom by lines of latitude Bounded and on right and left by lines of longitude and 3 divisions of latitude and longitude lines ° - degree ´ - minute ´´ - second 1° = 60 ´ = 3600 ´´ Public Land Survey System (PLSS) further Public divides up...
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