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Do all maps of the eastern United States show the Appalachian Mountains?

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Not all maps of the eastern United States show the Appalachian mountains. Examples of maps that do not show the Appalachians are specialty maps, road maps and political maps.

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Maps of the eastern United States that always show the Appalachian mountains are topographic maps and raised-relief maps. Even if the range is not labeled it is visible in these maps because they depict differences in land height.

Specialty maps, such as a map of a measles outbreak or a map of eastern lakes, do not show the Appalachian mountains if the map makers do not believe it is relevant to the information. Road maps, city maps and state maps that are strictly geographic do not depict the Appalachian mountains, though they sometimes label the area where the mountains stand.

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