Introduction to Topographic Maps
Written by Kenneth Pinzke, Belleville Area College. Illustrated by
Dennis Tasa.

Version 2.0 also runs on Mac OS® X Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), and Mavericks (10.9). With Introduction to Topographic Maps you will learn how to use these maps to determine elevations, landform types, principles of scale, location, and much more. You will read and draw contour lines based on points of known elevations, construct topographic profiles, and determine slope and relief. Includes full color photos, animations, related topics on Map Projections, U.S. Geological Survey, Using a Compass and Map, and more. Intended for grades 7 through 12 and college. To order a version upgrade, click the Buy online button or call 1-800-293-2725.

  New to Version 2.0:
  • Narration to aid in reading comprehension.
  • Draw contour lines and print out your results.
  • Scored review section can be printed for easy teacher assessment.
  • New artwork throughout.
  • Easier navigation.
  • Larger display window that can be moved and resized.
  • USGS Booklets are included on the CD-ROM as pdf files.
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Introduction to Topographic Maps
Table of Contents
  • General Topographic Map Information
  • Map Scale
  • Location: Latitude and Longitude
  • Location: Public Land Survey
  • Location: Universal Transverse Mercator
  • Principles of Contour Lines
  • Using Contour Lines
  • Topographic Profiles
  • Drawing a Contour Map
  • Topographic Maps, Aerial Photographs, and Satellite Images
  • Review
 
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System Requirements
Macintosh® PowerPC™ G3 500 MHz or Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz; 256 MBytes RAM; Mac OS® X (10.3 for PowerPC, 10.4 or later for Intel); Universal application; 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
Windows®
Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz or faster processor; 256 MBytes RAM; Windows XP® or Windows Vista®; 1024 x 768 screen resolution. Windows 7 users click here.
Introduction to Topographic Maps
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