Relief on a topographic map. A topographic map shows the mountains valleys hills and the like. Mff maps are released under creative commons cc0. Relief is so perfectly and precisely represented on topographic maps that if you look on them at a distance of 1 meter you will see crests and valleys as on a thermoformed map. Three dimensional vacuum formed vinyl maps with shaded relief that show the altitude variation and topographic diversity.
England map england topography england elevation england relief united kingdom england main administrative area. A complete discussion of. You are free to adapt and use the relief maps and relief layer for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. Each contour line shows the increase or decrease in elevation in relation to a fixed altitude normally sea level.
Chapter 10 elevation and relief the elevation of points on the ground and the relief of an area affect the movement positioning and in some cases effectiveness of military units. The vision of maps for free is to offer free worldwide relief maps and other layers which can easily be integrated into existing map projects. Relief is what some people call the contour lines drawn on some maps and charts. In modern mapping a topographic map is a type of map characterized by large scale detail and quantitative representation of relief usually using contour lines but historically using a variety of methods.
For example a topographic map contains information about the shape of the earths surface expressed as contour lines of equal. Occasionally i use the word relief or topographic relief in conversation and often my listener misunderstands that term. London map london topography london elevation london relief united kingdom london locality.