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1.3.1. Content

Topographic Maps

Topographic maps show the terrain with its situation and its names. Terrain means the earth's surface as border between ground / air and ground / water. The situation contains the non-switched objects of the earth's surface such as water, vegetation, settlement, transportation (infrastructure), and administrative borders. The names belong to the represented objects and landscapes.

Example of a      topographic map (© swisstopo)Example of a topographic map (© swisstopo)

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