This interactive tutorial is designed to help students learn about contour maps and how to visualize three-dimensional topography from topographic maps. The tutorial uses interactive Quick Time movies to show features such as contour lines draped over a 3-D terrain, topographic profiles, and shaded relief. There are questions that go along with the activity.
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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.