What is a Topographic Map? - Definition & Features


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What does LiDAR stand for?

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1. What is elevation at B?

2. Which of the following about a contour line is false?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We tend not to think that much about maps until we need one, so you may not know that there are actually many different types of maps. One of these types is known as a topographical map, and this assessment will quiz you on some key points about it. You'll be tested on points found in the attached lesson, such as contour lines and digital elevation models.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will also be quizzed on these topics:

  • What LiDAR means
  • Identifying elevation from specific examples
  • The use of shadows in topographical maps

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you accurately remember the lesson's main points on the characteristics of topographical maps
  • Defining key concepts - test your understanding of the definitions of key terms related to topographical maps, such as contour line and digital elevation model
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of topographical maps by deciphering information from examples of topographical maps found in the questions

Additional Learning

Learn more about topographical maps by reading over the corresponding lesson called What is a Topographical Map? - Definition & Features. Some topics this lesson goes over include:

  • The definition of a topographical map
  • The function of contour lines
  • Digital survey benchmarks