Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark
USGS Topographic Maps
Illustrating Physiographic Features: ŌUse this index to select the names
and locations of topographic maps that illustrate the particular physical
feature of interest, such asthose resulting from glaciation, karst,
tectonics, orvolcanism. The index is also organized by state.Ķ
Map Finder: find 7.5 minute
topographic maps by entering zip code, city, or clicking a state image map.
Landforms on Topographic
Maps: find examples of landforms depicted on topographic maps inclucing
Geologic Structures, Igneous Activity, Mass Movement, Streams, Underground
Water, Glaciers, Wind, Waves and Currents.
Cerritos College offers a series of tutorials using topographic maps,
photos, and aerial imagery to identify glacial, coastal, volcanic, wind,
fluvial, karst, tectonic, and mass wasting landforms. In some cases,
exercises are present for students to test their skills in identifying
Topographic Map Examples:
entire quads depicting landforms and cultural features. File sizes are
Color Landform Atlas of the
U.S. offers shaded relief maps (large file size), county maps, black and
white maps, satellite image, 1895 maps (Big: 1.92 Mb), and postscript file
maps for printing of all 50 states.
Seafloor and Land Elevation
Map: spectacular 2 x 2 minute map of earth bathymetry/topography.
Tapestry of Time and
Terrain: USGS map merging topographic and geologic maps, click on maps for
further information on a particular location's physiographic province and
Braus, Judy. Geology: The
Active Earth. RANGER
RICKÕS NATURESCOPE SERIES. National Wildlife Federation, 1995.
Deserts/Volcanoes. Bill Nye Video. Disney Educational.
Finding Yours Bearings.
Through The Eyes of
Wetlands, Rivers &
Nye Video. Disney Educational. (800/295-5010).