Topographic maps provide detailed, accurate graphic representations of features that appear on the Earth's surface
Topographic maps are a type of map characterized by large-scale detail and quantitative representation of relief, usually using contour lines. These maps depict in detail ground relief (landforms and terrain), drainage (lakes and rivers), forest cover, administrative areas, populated areas, transportation routes and facilities (including roads and railways), and other man-made features. Topographic maps also usually show a geographic graticule and a coordinate grid, so the relative and absolute positions of mapped features can be determined.
Bureau Stephan is proud to be able to offer clients high quality topographic map and contour line creation services. Our maps are created using high overlap stereo imagery and digital elevation models and provide detailed, accurate graphic representations of features that appear on the Earth's surface. These features include:
- Cultural: roads, buildings, urban development, railways, airports, names of places and geographic features, administrative boundaries, state and international borders, reserves
- Hydrography: lakes, rivers, streams, swamps, coastal flats
- Relief: mountains, valleys, contours and cliffs, depressions
vegetation: wooded and cleared areas, vineyards and orchards.