Exploring the Highs and Lows of Landscapes: Demystifying Topographic Maps

Want to learn more about Earth’s geographic features?  This workshop will focus on landscapes, their origin, and recognition of landforms on topographic maps.  The topographic map is the most common tool used by geologists, geomorphologists, geographers, landscapers, and land managers to identify landscape types. Topographic maps are also essential as way finders for people in areas that are not familiar to them. These maps represent a three dimensional surface (landscape) on a two dimensional piece of paper by incorporating contour lines that show points of equal elevation.