Types of Maps

 

There are many types of maps used for basic mapping of rural communities.  Topographic maps are aerial view maps indicating elevation difference over a landscape.  Topographic maps  usually have lines indicating equal changes in elevation like 25, 50, 100, 500 meters.  A cross-sectional map is a map showing a cross section of a landscape, building, or feature.  A third kind of a map can be a sketch.  The sketch can be in the form of a aerial, perspective, or second-hand form. 

 

To see an example of a topographic map click HERE.

 

To see an example of a cross-sectional map click HERE.

 

To see an example of a sketch aerial view map click HERE.