Geography: How to Solve Topographical Maps: Symbols and their Importance (Notes Part 1)


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The following is solely β€˜s interpretation of what is indicated by the symbols found in a topographical map. We have collected information from various sources (teachers, books, internet, etc.) and have compiled the following notes according to our knowledge and understanding of the information collected thereof. Β The data may not be up to date, and we, thereby, are not liable for any mistake that may have crept in unknowingly. It is recommended that you refer these notes to your school teacher before making use of them.

The following notes will help you figure out what is implied by each symbol in a topography sheet. They will help you in understanding the reason behind the use of each symbol, and how you can infer the climatic conditions, amount of rainfall, level of the water table, topography of the land, occupations of the residents of a place, etc. with the use of a few certain symbols.

Here’s a link to the PDF file for the mentioned notes:

NOTES – How to Solve Topographical Maps: Symbols and their Importance (Part 1)


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