Definitions Edit

A topographic map is

[a] map that presents the vertical position of features in measurable form as well as their horizontal positions.[1]
a type of map usually showing a suite of features including terrain, streams, boundaries, roads, and towns, which are commonly used as reference maps and as reference information behind GIS map layers.[2]

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Pub. 1–02: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Nov. 8, 2010, as amended through May 15, 2011) (full-text).
  2. Georeferencing: The Geographic Associations of Information, Glossary, at 234.

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