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Maps & Geospatial: Topographic Maps

Topographic maps provide a detailed representation of the natural and man-made features of the earth's surface.

Contour Lines

Contour lines represent lines of equal height (elevation) above or below sea level. Contour lines can be useful when determining how steep or flat an area is. Contour lines are present on topographic maps. In addition, contours can be used in vector format in other software.