ARTICLES

A physical feature on a map is a representation of the terrain and topography of the earth’s surface in the area shown on that map. Each physical feature has a symbol to identify it and is sometimes identified by the use...

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The main objective of a physical map is to show landforms, bodies of water and other geographical features. Features shown include mountains, deserts and lowlands as well as lakes, rivers and oceans.

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Geology.com, NationalGeographic.com, GeographicGuide.com, MapsofWorld.com and Asia-Atlas.com feature physical maps of Asia. These maps mark the physical features of Asia with different shades, textures and other markings...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

Represented by different colors and shapes, map symbols are used to indicate certain terrain features or important locations in a specified area. The reduced representation of a map is rendered useless without the symbol...

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Physical maps distinguish altitudes in terrain and show landscape features, such as mountains, rivers and deserts. Different colors and shades of colors represent many details about the physical landscapes. For example, ...

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A flat map is a projection of Earth's surface onto a two-dimensional plane, according to NationalAtlas.gov. Because Earth's surface curves, any projection onto a flat map creates distortions. A globe is the most accurate...

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A topographic map is a highly detailed illustration that shows all the relief features of the Earth's surface in three dimensions. In topographic maps, contour lines are employed to show the changes in elevation on the s...

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