Topographic Maps

HW5:Topographic MapsLearning Goals:Explain how elevation is described on a topographic map with contour linesEstimate the elevation of any point on a topographic mapIdentify areas that are steeply sloped or gently sloped on a topographic mapIdentify the shape of land forms on a topographic map, including whether slopes are concave-up or concave-downUse the Rule of Vs on a topographic map to determine the direction a river is flowingDetermine the gradient of a stream or other linear feature on a topographic mapUse the map scale to infer distances on a topographic mapIdentify the latitude and longitude of the corners on a topographic mapDescribe what is meant by a “7.5 minute” topographic mapDescribe the relationship between map scale and map detailDescribe how to find adjoining maps from a topographic map

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