Troop On-line Activity #37 - Maps Part 3
1st Kanata Scout Group - Beaverbrook Troop
To get credit (points) for correct answers 1st Kanata Scout must provide their first and last name. Thanks.
Joke
Johnny’s father: Let me see your report card.
Johnny: I don’t have it.
Johnny’s father: Why not?
Johnny: My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents.
Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one
Maps - Contour Lines
Simple trail maps (that do not show elevation) are useful for trip planning but NOT for navigation in the field. Topographic maps go further, giving you the power to visualize three-dimensional terrain from a flat piece of paper. The feature that makes this possible is contour lines.

Contour lines indicate the steepness of terrain by connecting points that share the same elevation. The difference in height between contour lines is called the contour interval and can be found on the outside of the map.

Contours are normally drawn on a map as continuous brown lines. Every fourth or fifth contour line is called an “Index Contour” and is shown by a thicker brown line; this helps in reading and counting the contours to determine a height.
Below are examples of how contour lines on a map can help you "see" the steepness and shape of the actual ground. Take a look at them then answer the questions at the end.
1) Check the box next to the name of the feature which should go in the red box. The black arrow beside the box points to the the feature. The shape of the contour lines should tell you what kind of feature it is.
1 point
2) Check the box next to the name of the feature which should go in the red box. The black arrow beside the box points to the the feature. The shape of the contour lines should tell you what kind of feature it is.
1 point
3) Check the box next to the name of the feature which should go in the red box. The black arrow beside the box points to the the feature. The shape of the contour lines should tell you what kind of feature it is.
1 point
4) Check the box next to the name of the feature which should go in the red box. The black arrow beside the box points to the the feature. The shape of the contour lines should tell you what kind of feature it is.
1 point
5) Check the box next to the name of the feature which should go in the red box. The black arrow beside the box points to the the feature. The shape of the contour lines should tell you what kind of feature it is.
1 point
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