What is the purpose of a topographic map. The original project is now closed. A map is a graphic representation of a portion of the earths surface drawn to scale as seen from above. The purpose of a map is to permit one to visualize an area of the earths surface with pertinent features properly positioned. The purpose of the libre map project is to aggregate and make digital maps and related gis data available for free.
Welcome to utah department of natural resources map bookstore. Systeme national de reference cartographique is the system used by natural resources canada for providing general purpose topographic maps of the country. It uses colors symbols and labels to represent features found on the ground. The utah department of natural resources map and bookstore is operated by the utah geological survey.
Topographic maps are differentiated from other maps in that they show both the horizontal and vertical positions of the terrain. No guarantee is made as to the accuracy of these maps or their suitability for any particular purpose in some cases there are known inaccuracies. A division of the department of natural resources. The national topographic system or nts french.
A topographic map is a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional land surface. This collection contains images of usgs topographic maps of san diego county california including all 89 maps in the 75 minute series and. No one likes the legal stuff but its necessary. Taiga see boreal forest.