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Topographic Maps

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index contour a thicker line that has numbers written on it showing the rising or decreasing elevation on a topographic map
storm surge a wall of water that builds up over the ocean due to heavy winds and low pressure
Topographic maps map showing the shape and elevation of the land surface using contour lines
Topography the shape of the Earth’s surface and the way its physical features are arranged, especially in terms of their positions and elevations
Contour intervals difference in elevation between any two contour lines on a topographic map
Contour lines map symbol showing shape and / or change in elevation on a topographic map
Topographic map map that shows surface features, or topography, of the Earth--both natural features, such as rivers, lakes, and mountains, and man-made features such as cities, roads, and bridges
Contour interval the difference in elevation between adjacent contours
Contour lines a line on a topographic map showing elevations of equal values
Depression area of low-lying elevation displayed on a topographic map by rings with hachure marks pointing inward
Hachure short little tic marks pointing inward in a depression
Satellite Map imagery (also Earth observation imagery or spaceborne photography) are images of Earth or other planets collected by imaging satellites operated by governments and businesses around the world
 



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