Visualizing Topography

Stephen Reynolds, Arizona State University

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.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Maps
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology