Representation of Geographical Features

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  • Q1

    How are important cultural features shown on topo-sheets?

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    Important cultural features like buildings, roads, railways, etc., are shown through conventional signs, symbols and colours.

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  • Q2

    How is a gentle slope represented by contours?

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    The contours representing gentle slope are far apart from each other.

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  • Q3

    Which are the predominant methods of showing relief features of earth?

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    Contours and spot heights are predominantly used to depict the relief of an area on all topographical maps.

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  • Q4

    When was the Survey of India established?

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    The Survey of India was established in 1767 AD.

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  • Q5

    What is the importance of topographical maps?

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    Topographical maps show important natural and cultural features such as relief, vegetation, water bodies, cultivated land, settlements, and transportation networks, etc. A person who can read a topographical map can find out the location of peaks, valleys, ridges and saddles, among other land features.

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