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2.5: Maps

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bathymetric map

A topographic map that shows depth below sea level to indicate geographic features. These maps are created from the measurement of ocean depths using echo sounders.

contour interval

The constant difference in elevation between two contour lines on a topographic map.

contour line

A line on a topographic map to show elevation.

geologic map

A map showing the geologic features, such as rock units and structures, of a region.

topographic map

A map that shows elevations above sea level to indicate geographic feature.

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