Map Basics: All About Topographic Maps, 1st Edition

  • Barbara M. Linde
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1538230615
  • ISBN-13: 9781538230619
  • DDC: 912.01
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
  • 24 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Which trail has a gentle slope? Where are the highest mountains along the Appalachian Trail? Is there a lake along the route? As students read this engaging volume, they will learn how to use United States Geological Survey (USGS) contour maps to answer these questions. They'll get an historical overview of how surveyors used to create these maps, and how technology now helps create more accurate maps. Students will construct 3D models of areas on a topographic map.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Is a Topographic Map?.
2: Reading Contour Lines.
3: Matching Features and Contour Lines.
4: Important Colors.
5: The Legend.
6: The Compass Rose.
7: Figuring out Distances.
8: Comparing Topographic Maps.
9: Map It!.
For More Information.
Other Backmatter.