How Are Landforms Represented on Flat Maps?
ES0307  Interpreting a Topographic Map

Examine the topographic map below. Use what you’ve learned about reading topographic maps and contours to interpret the shape of the landscape to answer question 11 below.

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Stephen J. Reynolds and Carla McAuliffe,
Arizona State University

11. Identify the features marked at A and B. Where is the elevation highest on this map? Where is it lowest?


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