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      jezelf is offline
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    Question common map keys

    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 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

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    If you mean for regular topographic maps they vary by map maker but the USGS ones are here.

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    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

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