Land Survey Maps: Topographic, Soil, and Geologic

Land survey maps aren't just for experts. You can use them to find out almost anything you want to know about your land.

072 land survey maps - elevation
In Fig. 1, the wide spacing of the lines on the south and southwest faces of the land mass indicate a gentle incline. The contour lines on the east side, however, are so close together that the map reader can deduce the presence of a cliff. Fig. 2, a ground-level view of the same piece of land, proves the point.
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