• The topography of a region can be shown on a map.
  • Topographic maps represent geographical features, such as hills and valleys.
  • A topographic map can give you a good feel for an area before you go.
  • It can also help you to identify features once you are there.
  • The rules of topographic maps are:Each line connects all points of a specific elevation.
  • Contour lines that seem to touch indicate a very steep slope, like a cliff.
  • V-shaped portions of contour lines indicate stream valleys.
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