Topographic maps may use different colors to represent area features. ... Without
symbols, maps would not be possible. ... a map, a map legend is a key to all the
symbols used on a map ...
A topographic map shows more than contours. The map includes symbols that
represent such fea- tures as streets, buildings, streams, and vegetation.
US Topo maps are freely distributable and are available for download on the
Web ... shown and emphasized by symbols, geographic names, and highway
route .... appearance from how they are represented in the map legend. 8000. •
Symbols identify natural and cultural features in topographic maps. Legend is a
key to symbols, enabling their interpretation for map reading. Included are the ...
A map key is a table that explains the various symbols used on that particular
map. Another term for the map key is the map legend....
... Glaciers and Permanent Snowfields · Submerged Areas and Bogs. Source:
Topographic Map Symbols, US Geological Survey, National Mapping Division.
Control Descriptions and Map Symbols Explained (2004) ... A one page Legend
of the Map Symbols · The “International Symbols for Orienteering Maps” web ...
The key to understanding the symbols used on a map is its legend.
Newer editions of 1/50 000 and 1/250 000 maps use symbols which look different
from older NTS maps. Download a two-page topographic map legend (PDF).