Topographic Maps

The following pages will guide you through learning how to read topographic maps.  Start off with the introduction and work your way through the entire site, or choose any topic that interests you

  Reading topographic maps
    Map symbols
    Map scale
    Finding your location
      Latitude and Longitude
      Township and Range
    Magnetic declination
  Reading elevations on a topographic map
    Contour Lines
    Determining Contour intervals
    Is it a Hill or is it a Hole?
    Reading elevations
    Streams and Stream Valleys
    Topographic Profiles