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Topographic Map

Latitude The angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator.
Longitude The angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian.
Relief The difference between the highest and lowest elevations in an area.
Contour Interval The vertical distance between the elevations represented by adjacent contour lines on a map.
Verbal Scale Expresses in words a relationship between a map distance and a ground distance.
Distance An amount of space between two things or people.
Gradient The ratio of drop in elevation of a stream per unit horizontal distance, usually expressed as feet per mile or metres per kilometre.
Cross Section An interpretation of a vertical section through the Earth's surface, most usefully a profile, for which evidence was obtained by geologic and geophysical techniques.
Magnetic Declination The horizontal plane between magnetic north and true north.
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds How distance is measured on the map.
Created by: probinson28