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What are contour lines used for in topographic maps?

Contour lines are used to show the elevation of an area.

What are the rules for contour lines in topographic maps?

Contour lines cannot cross and they form circles around hills or depressions.

What does a topographic map show?

A topographic map shows elevation.

Who uses topographic maps?

<p>People like hikers and others who need to know the elevation of an area use topographic maps.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do the lines on a topographic map represent?

<p>The lines on a topographic map represent contour lines that connect points of equal elevation.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do contour lines on a topographic map connect to a geologic map?

<p>The contour lines on a topographic map provide information about the elevation, which can be used in conjunction with other features on a geologic map to understand the geology of an area.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are contour lines?

<p>Contour lines are lines on a topographic map that connect points of equal elevation.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of index contours?

<p>Index contours display the exact elevation of one specific line on a topographic map.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are numbers not put on every contour line?

<p>There isn't enough room on the map to put numbers on every line and it would make the map cluttered.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the contour interval?

<p>The contour interval is the distance between any two side-by-side contour lines on a topographic map.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does it mean if contour lines cross?

<p>If contour lines cross, it would indicate two different elevations at the same location, which is not possible.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does the closeness of contour lines relate to the steepness of a hill?

<p>The closer the contour lines, the steeper the hill would be.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are contour lines?

<p>Contour lines are lines on a topographic map that connect points of equal elevation.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do contour lines that have numbers on them represent?

<p>Contour lines that have numbers on them, known as index contours, show the exact elevation on that specific line.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a contour interval?

<p>A contour interval is the vertical distance between contour lines on a map and shows the elevation change from one line to the next.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are hachures?

<p>Hachures are short lines used on topographic maps to represent depressions or holes in the landscape.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What additional information is shown on a geologic map compared to a topographic map?

<p>A geologic map shows the ages and types of rocks, as well as other geologic features.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are different types of rocks represented on a geologic map?

<p>Different types of rocks are represented by different colors on a geologic map.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do solid colors on a geologic map usually indicate?

<p>Solid colors on a geologic map usually indicate marine-formed rocks.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the key or legend on a map explain?

<p>The key or legend on a map explains the symbols and colors used to represent different features on the map.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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