Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2. Planimetric Map

Planimetric maps show horizontal distance on the earth's surface. They are two-dimensional and do not show elevation or topography. They are often used for street maps because they easily show a bird's-eye view of an area. This is a planimetric map of Portland, Oregon. It shows some roads and differentiates between some land types, but does not show elevation.

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