Mapping and Cartography

What is a relief map?

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2014-09-09 18:03:17

A relief map shows changes of elevation in the terrain. Sometimes this is done in 2D. The 2D maps use lines and rings to represent terrain on the map. Relief maps are often done in 3D. The map is raised in an actual depiction of the terrain. The mountains, valleys, rivers, and other features will be raised and lowered in scale with each other to give an image of how they actually appear.

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Relief is the elevation of the areas of the map.

a relief map is a map which shows the map with coastal lines

what are the separate colors on a relief map?

high relief map is a map with a lot of mountains, or a lot of different elevations.

it's a topography map or topographical map! whichever way you spin it, it is a map that shows relief.

The political map shows the borders of the countries and the relief one shows the landscape.

The relief of an area on a map is the difference between the highest point and the lowest point. You find relief by finding the highest and lowest numbers on a contour map, then you subtract those numbers.

A relief map or contour map is another name for a topographical map.

I dont know what a relief map shows thats why im asking this question on here

Total relief is the difference in elevation between the highest and lowest points on the map.

A relief map is a map designed to show land that isn't flat. It does so by showing various lines and colours to indicate height.

A color shaded relief map is designed to show high and low elevations of a given area.

i think a relief map is a boke apart map

What is another name for a physical map?

A Relief map is a Physical map that uses shading to show differences in elevation.

On a topographic map, relief is the representation of the shapes of hills, valleys, streams, and other terrain surfaces as depicted by the mapmaker.

The relief is the difference between the highest and lowest contour line.

Relief in this context means the height contours. Different heights on a relief map may be shown as different colours.

The Relationship between the relief of an area and the contour interval on a map of the area is A contour line

Both will show the elevation. But a relief map, with its colouring and hatching may be easier for a novice to read. I prefer to view contour lines on a less cluttered map.

A relief map shows mountains, rivers, valleys, elevation, etc. A political map shows human-defined boundaries such as imaginary lines between cities, states, countries, etc.

A political world map is designed simply to show the positions of different countries/territories and their borders. A relief geographical map shows differences in the Earth's terrain, such as mountains and valleys.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_an_elevation_map_and_a_relief_map An elevation map depicts the topology of the surface without regard for illumination effects. A relief map depicts the topology of the surface with regard to illumination effects. Certain types of maps combine both elevation and relief shadings to create a composite or visually pleasing appearance of the surface. An elevation map has no slope shading, only elevation shading. A relief map incorporates slope shading. The most common standard attribute of relief shading is having the light source appear to emanate from the upper left of the map, the north-west, regardless of the true position of the sun. This will depict shadows on the south-east slopes of the relief map.

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