How Do You View Elevation Maps for Oregon?


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To view elevation maps for Oregon, go to a website that hosts the maps, such as Geology.com or NetState.com. Next, go to website sections that contains Oregon maps. Elevation maps for Oregon are typically displayed using different colors that signify the level of elevation that it stands above the sea level. Other maps that are typically found on these websites include base maps that displays city locations and a physical features map that displays rivers and lakes.

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The elevation of the state of Oregon varies from areas at the coast where it is at or below the sea level to mountainous areas that has elevations of over 10,000 feet. The tallest point in Oregon is Mt. Hood, which has an elevation of approximately 11,239 feet, while its lowest point is where its borders meet with the Pacific Ocean. Mt. Hood is found east of Portland and is located within the Mt. Hood National Forest in Clackamas County.

Oregon has a varied landscape which is made up of a combination of rain forest regions, beach areas, mountains and desert regions. Oregon has multiple historic areas and national parks, such as the California Trail, the Oregon Trail, the Fort Vancouver National History Site and the Crater Lake National Park.

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