Friday, July 19, 2013

Planimetric Map

This is one of the broad classifications that maps fall under. This map type only looks at the features represented by horizontal positions. Unlike topographic maps relief is omitted in measurable form. Natural features that appear on a planimetric map may include bodies of water, mountains, valleys and plains; and forests, prairies, marshes and deserts. Planimetric maps show boundary locations, roads and buildings. As an example, the picture above shows road pattern, railways, creeks and local boundaries that can be helpful to someone trying to navigate the area.

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