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Topographic Map Symbols
Topographic map examples illustrate symbols commonly used on maps for cultural and natural features, such as boundaries, buildings, caves and mines, coastal features, contour lines and elevations, dams, railroads, rivers, trails, bogs, pipelines, vegetation types, surficial material, and modifications for navigation. Each item links to a map that is enlarged and clearly marked for easy identification.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-434
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Susan Clark Slaymaker
California State University, Sacramento, Geology Department