Geography: How to Solve Topographical Maps (NOTES)


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On a reader’s request, here is a website (http://brhectorsgeoworld.blogspot.in) written by Mr. BR Hector Pinto, a Geography teacher at Don Bosco ICSE School, Chitradurga, which  gives the thorough basics to solving a topography map.  It also has solved questions and answers regarding topography. Do check out the following posts! You will definitely find it easier to solve a toposheet after reading these:

 

A1INTRODUCTION TO TOPOSHEETS-45D/7 AND 45D/10

A2 TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY MAPS=part 1

A3 SIGNIFICANCE OF COLORS IN TOPOSHEETS

A3A-IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS ON TOPOSHEETS

A4 INTERPRETING TOPO SHEETS – PART 2

 

A5 TOPOSHEET – EXERCISE 2

A6 SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ON TOPOSHEETS

 

A6A-more explanation on toposheet

A6B-TOPOSHEET EXPLAINED

 

A7 TOPOSHEET – EXERCISE 1

A8 TOPOSHEETS – EXERCISE 3

A9 TOPOSHEETS – EXERCISE 4

ANSWERS FOR THE TOPOSHEET TEST

B1 Tired of practising toposheets???? No????? try this one -EXERCISE 5

B2 EXERCISE 6- toposheet for practice- have fun

B3 PRACTICE TOPOSHEET -1

B4-Why dont you try to answer these ?

B5-LET US SEE THE ANSWERS

B6-CHECK THIS TOPOSHEET

 

I hope you find this useful! Much thanks to Mr. Pinto for taking the time and effort to share his notes and tips! 🙂

Geography: Last-minute Tips


Here are a few last-minute tips for writing your Geography exam:

* Do not overwrite in your maps. Mark the asked things lightly so that you can erase it easily if you feel like changing your answer.

* Make sure you label diagrams (if any) and things in the map in capital/uppercase letters.

* Check your calculation while attempting questions related to annual rainfall in the chapter, ‘Climate of India’.

* Revise frequently asked ‘give reason’ questions.

* Revise the map of India just before your exam begins and attempt the map first thing once your exam starts so that you still remember the markings.

* Write your name and necessary details along with question number and section on the map.

* Read the questions carefully while attempting topography so that you know what is being asked, especially in determining the distance of a place from another or the distance to a place from another. There are also other questions which can be tricky so pay attention to detail.

* Write your answers in points and underline important keywords. Write to-the-point and don’t elaborate unnecessarily.

* Use a pencil for marking things on the map. Shade the regions required (if any) with pencil, ex. polka dots, zig-zag, horizontal and vertical lines, checkered, etc. There’s no need to use different-colored pencils for shading.

* Make sure you include a key if required. Or else, mark the shaded area or symbol with the sub-question number, ex. Q1 is about the map of India and (i) to (x) are the sub-questions: draw an arrow next to the symbol and mark it with the respective sub-question from (i) to (x).

Hope you do well in your exam! Keep visiting for more such tips! 🙂

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Geography: How to Solve Topographical Maps: Full Course (Notes Part 2)


On a reader’s request, here is a website (http://icsehelp-resources.blogspot.in) written by Saurav Krishnan, which perfectly gives the basics to solving a topography map.  It also has solved questions and answers regarding topography. Please go through it! You will definitely find it easier to solve a toposheet after reading the following posts:

Chapter 1 – Fundamentals of Maps

Chapter 2-Profiles Of Survey Maps 45/D7 and 45/D10

Chapter 3- Interpretation of Topographical Maps

Interpreting Toposheets

Interpreting Toposheets -2

Revision -Important Toposheet definitions

Indian Topographic Maps (out of syllabus)

Some Common Questions Based On Toposheets

I apologize to the reader who requested this for taking so long. I hope you find this useful! Thank you for your patience and keep visiting! 🙂

Question of the Day #4


Many apologies for the delay. The answer to the previous question is: FeCl3. On further research, we have found that our dedicated reader, Harsh, may also be correct with his answer being Co(NO3)2.6H2O.

Congratulations to Harsimar, Navanya, Ishitta, and Ishan for getting it right! Thanks to Harsh for offering an alternative answer (though I recommend having it verified by a certified Chemistry teacher). 🙂

Question of the Day: What island can be formed by a meandering river? What all does a meandering river indicate on a map?

 

Leave your answers in the comment section below! I will update this tomorrow with the correct answer. 🙂

 

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


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The following is solely www.icsehelpline101.wordpress.com ‘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.  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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