Match the contour line drawing in the PHOTO column with the corresponding contour line image in the TOPO column.See the bottom of the page for answers to contour map quiz.

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Hint #1: The Arrow in the TOPO images point downhill.

Hint #2: Don"t get frustrated with the answers. A couple are very similar.






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The contour map below uses a 1:4,800 scale. Notice the shaded relief to improve the map. Using what you"ve learned about contour lines and topographic maps, figure out which photo goes with the map.



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What do you get when you cross a cowboy and a mapmaker?A cow-tographer!

ABCDEFGHIJKLM3 - gradual, consistent slope5 (or 8) - draw or valley with stream13 (or 4) - cliff face12 - hill with ridge9 - spurs on a mountainside10 - a depression4 (or 13)7 - Steeper slope high, gradual low1 - consistent slope2 - gradual slope high, steeper low11 - a saddle between two hills8 (or 5)6 - simple round hill

The contour lines are very close together, indicating an extremely steep slope that rises from 4500 feet to 5100 feet - that is about 2 football fields standing on end.A perfect bulls-eye shape is created, indicating a circular mountain.The open center circle inside the 5100 contour line indicates that the top of the mountain is a flat plateau.This topgraphic map is of Devil"s Tower which is the photo in the lower left.

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On behalf of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), I am expressing interest in using the contour quiz graphics in our new edition of the Boy Scouts Handbook.We are working with subject experts and BSA volunteers to include the most relevant, interesting information and visuals available to increase a Scout"s engagement with this important skill. It is within this context the BSA would like to include your quiz graphics in our new edition of the handbook.Thank you in advance for granting this permission. I am available to answer any questions you may have. If you are not authorized to grant any or all of these rights, I would appreciate your referral to the correct person in your organization.Regards,Amy LeslieBoy Scouts of America1325 West Walnut Hill LaneIrving, Texas 75038
Thank you for posting this. I don"t have enough computers for my students to access your site, but I"d like to use your work on topo/contour maps unit and properly credit you.
Oct 30, 2017 - Trevor Williams
How are you supposed to draw a line?
Oct 30, 2017 - Compass Dude
Trevor - The instructions say to "match" images from each column - there are other ways to match without drawing a line. But, if you really want to, go ahead and use a magic marker on your computer/tablet/phone/... screen to draw a line. Or, print the page and draw lines.