What Is a Relief Map?


A relief map refers to a map that shows the hills and valleys through shading instead of using contour lines alone. Usually, the elevations and depressions represent the hills and valleys and the scale used is normally exaggerated.
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to show different levels of altitude or elevation.
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Local relief on a map depicts land configuration, usually with contour lines.
1. Collect land mass data on the area you are going to map. Go to the U.S. Geological Survey link in Resources for elevation data. This will help you develop a scale for your map.
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A relief or topographic map shows the terrain and features of an area, which may be represented by color, contour lines or shading. Raised relief maps are three dimensional and to scale.
A relief map is an elevation map; it depicts how far a specific area is above sea level, documenting its every curve, peak, and slope. A relief map may be either two-dimensional or three-dimensional.
A relief map is a two-dimensional map that uses symbols to indicate the terrain of an area. A three-dimensional representation is called raised-relief map.
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