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Topographic maps

Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
Scope Note: Public Note: This heading is used as a genre/form heading for maps that represent the horizontal and vertical locations of natural and man-made features. Maps that represent the surface of the land or floor of the ocean without man-made structures or vegetation are entered under: Physical maps.See From: Hypsographic maps, Hypsometric mapsSource: Glossary of the mapping sciences, 1994: __map, topographic (1. a map showing the horizontal and vertical locations of the natural and man-made features represented. Also called a relief map. Uses numbered contour lines or comparable symbols to show mountains, valleys and plains; 2. a map whose principle purpose is to portray and identify the natural and artificial features on the Earth's surface as faithfully as possible within the limitations imposed by scale) ||Glossary of mapping, charting, and geodetic terms, 1973 __hypsographic map (a map showing land or submarine bottom relief in terms of height above, or below, a datum by any method, such as contours, hachures, shading, or tinting; also called hypsometric map; SEE FROM relief map)See Also From: Physical maps

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

University of Denver Historic Maps Special Collection

Identifier: M345

This collection contains maps assembled for interpretive use in support of the various collections, and illustration of the areas in which the various University of Denver campus buildings have been located over time.

Dates: 1849-1958