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... More »

The space between contour lines on a topographical map is a contour interval. The contour interval is an even space that represents an increase in elevation. For instance, if the map uses a 20-foot interval, there are co... More »

Web users can download topographical maps of the state of New Jersey from the state's website for the Department of Environmental Protection, Rutgers.edu and the website for the U.S. Geological Survey. The Historical Top... More »

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A topographic map shows topography and features of the Earth's surface represented by various symbols, according to the University of Mount Union. The most common symbol of a topographic map is a contour line, which desi... More »

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... More »

In geography, spatial distribution refers to how resources, activities, human demographics or features of the landscape are arranged across the surface of the Earth. It is the physical location of salient features of a p... More »

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. More »