topography

  

Definition

Study and depiction (such as charts or maps) of the distribution, relative positions, and elevations of natural and man-made features of a particular landscape, such as mountains, rivers, valleys, and human settlements, railway lines, and roads.

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  • The Appalachian mountains is a region that is as well renowned for it's culture as it is for it's unique topography.

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  • When hiking in unfamiliar territory, having looked at a map of the topography of the area gives you an idea of general elevation change and location according to natural landmarks to help prevent getting lost.

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  • The topography of the United States is really interesting; you have the Appalachain Mountains on one side, and the Rocky Mountains on the other!

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