## Topographic Map Reading Worksheet PDF Details

What exactly is a topographic map? How do you read it? What are the different features that are shown on it? These are questions that are often asked by students who are taking or have taken a geography class. A topographic map reading worksheet can help students learn how to correctly read and understand these maps. The worksheet form provides an overview of what a topographic map is, shows how to read the contour lines on a map, and identifies different features that are included on topographic maps.

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Name ____________________________ Period ______ Date ________________

Use the following topographic map to answer questions 1-8.

1.What is the elevation at point A? ______________________

2.What is the elevation at point B? ______________________

3.What is the elevation at the point on line A-B where it crosses Snapper Creek?

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4.If you walked from point A to point B along line A-B, would you be walking downhill or uphill, or both? In what direction would you be walking? Explain your answer, stating the elevations at point A, Snapper Creek and point B.

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5.What is the elevation of the highest point shown on the map? ______________

6.What is the elevation at point X? ______________________

7.What is the elevation at point Y? ______________________

8.If you walked from point X to point Y along line X-Y, would you be walking downhill or uphill, or both? In what direction would you be walking? Explain your answer, stating the elevations at point X and point Y. ________________

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Use the following topographic map from Palo Duro Canyon State Park in west Texas to answer questions 9 - 33.

 •C G• Prairie Dog 1000 Town 900 •B Fork •A Red Goodnight Peak River •F 1000 •J 900 950 •L 1000 Brushy Butte •E 950 900 •K N H• 900 •D

Contour Interval = 10 meters

1.0 km

9.What is the elevation of Goodnight Peak? ___________________________

10.What is the elevation of Brushy Butte? __________________________

11.What is the elevation of point A? ________________________

12.What is the elevation of point B? ________________________

13.If you walked along the creek from point A to point B, what would be the total change in elevation? __________________________ In what direction would you be walking? ______________________

14.What is the elevation of point C? ________________________

15.What is the elevation of point D? ______________________

16.What is the elevation of point E? ______________________

17.What is the elevation of point F? ______________________

18.What is the elevation of point G? ______________________

19.What is the elevation of point H? ______________________

20.What is the elevation of point J? ______________________

21.If you walked along the creek from point H to point J, what would be the total change in elevation? __________________________ In what direction would you be walking? ______________________

22.What is the lowest labeled point on the map? ___________________

23.What is the highest labeled point on the map? ___________________

24.In what direction is the river at the center of the map flowing? ____________

25.Put a small star on the map where the slope is the steepest.

26.Put a small triangle on the map where the slope is the flattest.

27.Is point K in a valley or a ridge? _____________________

28.Is point L in a valley or a ridge? _____________________

29.What is the distance from point A to point F, to the nearest tenth of a kilometer?

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30.What is the distance from point H to point D, to the nearest tenth of a kilometer? __________________

31.What is the distance from point B to point E, to the nearest tenth of a kilometer? __________________

32.What is the distance from Goodnight Peak to point L, to the nearest tenth of a kilometer? __________________

33.If you could travel in time and visit the park shown on the map 100,000 years in the future, what changes do you think will have taken place to the elevations of Goodnight Peak and Brushy Butte? Explain your answer. __________________

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