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jezelf
08-02-2008, 06:49 PM
Hi

I had a look through mapping resources, can't seem to find this, but I'm looking for a list of common map keys - terrain types, forests, plains, desert, marsh land, etc.

an indefinite list would be good of all the types of terrain you can get as there may be stuff which I don't know about which might be interesting to add.

I've got the Earth (http://www.amazon.com/Earth-DK-Publishing/dp/0789496437/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217712994&sr=1-3) book, ( highly recommend it BTW) and here's a list from the index as the kind of thing I'm looking for but its more of an overview - just wondered if anyone discovered ( or has made ) a key reference, link etc ???

LAND

Mountains and Volcanoes

Fault systems
Mountains
Volcanoes
Igneous Intrusions
Hot Springs and Geysers


Rivers and Lakes

Rivers
Lakes
Underground Rivers and Caves


Glaciers

Deserts

Forests

Wetlands

Grasslands and Tundra

Grasslands
Tundra


Agricultural Areas

Urban Areas

Industrial Areas


OCEAN

Ocean and Seas

Ocean Water
Ocean Tectonics
Shelves and Plains
Circulation and Currents
Reefs
Polar Oceans


Coasts

Tides and waves
Coasts and Sea-Level
Erosional and Depositional Coastlines



I'm mostly interested in types of land and if you know of colours and graphical keys to go with them that would be cool too.


thanks for your help.

Jez

Tancread
08-03-2008, 10:16 AM
If you mean for regular topographic maps they vary by map maker but the USGS ones are here (http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/).

jezelf
08-03-2008, 12:11 PM
Hi Tancread

well it's good that they vary from map maker to map maker- means I dont have to worry about it to much, though I'll use those USGS ones particualry things like boundary markings which I wasn't looking for but will help emormously.

Cheers