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topographic map
A map that shows the different shapes and sizes of a land surface
contour line
A line that passes through all points on a map that have the same elevation.
contour interval
The difference in elevation from one contour line to the next
The height above sea level
part of a landscape that is equal to the elevation difference between the highest and lowest points of the landscape
Explains what each symbol on a map represents
steep slope
Contour lines spaced close together
gradual slope
Contour lines spaced far apart
A section of the Earth’s surface that is bounded by lines of latitude and longitude.
topographic profile
A cross section that shows the elevation and slopes along a given line.