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Topography

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Elevation
Hight above sea level
Relief
changes in elevation
landforms
Features of topography that make up the earths surface
Plains
wide area of flat rolling land with low elevation and low relief
Mountains
A landform with high elevation and high relief
Plateaus
Large area of high flat level land
Topographic Map
A map that shows the shape of the ground as well as location and elevation of surface features using contour lines.
Contour lines
lines that connect points of equal elevation
Contour interval
On a topographic map, tells the distance in elevation between adjacent contour lines
Index contour
a darker, heavier contour line that is usually every fifth line and is labeled by elevation
Scale
A scale relates distance on a map to a distance on Earth's surface.
Map symbols
Small pictures that represent features on a map