How to Draw Contour Lines on a Topographic Map?

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A contour line on a topographical map is essentially a line drawn on a map that connects points of equal elevation such that if you walk along such line you neither gain nor lose elevation. These lines are useful since they allow us to show the shape of the land surface (topography) on a map.
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A line on the map that shows areas of the same elevation.
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1. Find the contour interval given at the bottom of the map. Note the value given for the contour interval. 2. Locate your (or another point of interest) location on the map. 3. Find
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Contour lines on a topographic map are lines used to
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The lines themselves represent elevation. The distance between the lines represents gradient.
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