How to Use a Map

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Topographic Symbols

 

As stated before, green is the color used to depict vegetation.  

Solid Green indicates heavy vegetation, usually in the form of forested areas. 

 

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Areas that are devoid of vegetation, with the possible exception of grasses or very low vegetation, is shown as white area.

 

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Between these two extremes is a few symbols depicting a lesser degree of vegetation.

Scrub is shown as a white background with closely spaced green dots.

 

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Orchards look generally the same as scrub, except that the green dots are in neat little rows.

 

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