# topographic map activity

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TOPOGRAPHIC MAP ACTIVITY. CBG Quad. 1. What is the name of this quadrangle?. Canonsburg Quadrangle. 2. What are the names of the eight adjacent quadrangles?. N: Oakdale NE: Pittsburgh E: Bridgeville SE: Hackett S: Washington East SW: Washington West W: Midway NW Clinton. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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• 2. What are the names of the eight adjacent quadrangles?N: OakdaleNE: PittsburghE: BridgevilleSE: HackettS: Washington EastSW: Washington WestW: MidwayNW Clinton

• 4. What is the contour interval of this map?20 ft

• 5. What is the ratio that represents the scale of this map? Explain what this ratio means.1 : 24,000For every 1 unit of measure you travel on the map, you would travel 24,000 of those same units on real land.

• 6. Draw the symbol(s) used for the following: school, church, cemeteries, US route, state route, and interstate route.51

• 7. What do the brown lines on the map represent?Contour lines = elevation

• 8. What do the following colors represent on a topographic map?dark pink: borough, town, cityblue: waterblack: human-made structures (buildings, houses, etc.)

• 9. What color is used to show revisions to the map?Purple

• 10. What do the brown Xs on the map represent?Benchmark = surveyed/measured elevation

• 11. Give the name for each place shaded in dark pink.CanonsburgHoustonMcDonaldStrabane

• 12. Who mapped, edited, and published this map?United States Geological Survey (USGS)

• 13. What latitude and longitude does this map cover?40 15 00 N to 40 22 30 N80 07 30 W to 80 15 00 W

• 14. What do the bold contour lines represent?Index contours

• 15. Where is the highest point on the map and what is its elevation?Northeast of Muse = 1380 ftLatitude = 40 18 00 NLongitude = 80 11 50 W

• 16. What creek runs through Canonsburg?Chartiers Creek

• 17. What counties are represented on this map?Washington & Allegheny

• 18. Name the major interstate that runs through this quadrangle.I-79

• 19. What is the total number of schools found in McDonald, Houston, Canonsburg, and Strabane (those areas shaded dark pink). Dont forget to include Canon McMillan High School?McDonald = 1Houston = 1Strabane = 1Canonsburg = 8 + 1 (CMHS)

• 20. What is the total number of churches found in McDonald, Houston, Canonsburg, and Strabane (those areas shaded dark pink)?McDonald = 10Houston = 2Strabane = 1Canonsburg = 23

• 21. What is the elevation of St. Patricks Cemetery (Canonsburg area)?1160 1240 ft

• 22. What is the elevation of Polish Cemetery (Canonsburg area)?1180 1220 ft

• 23. What is the elevation of Oak Spring Cemetery (Canonsburg area)?1040 1220 ft

• 24. What is the elevation of St. Michaels Cemetery (Canonsburg area)?1160 1220 ft

• 25. What is the elevation of St. Marys Cemetery (Cecil area)?1000 1080 ft

• 26. What is the elevation of Hawthorne School in Canonsburg?1040 ft

• 27. What is the elevation of the school in Houston?Between 960 980 ft

• 28. What is the elevation of the school in Midland?1020 ft

• 29. What is the elevation of the school in Muse?1120 ft

• 30. What is the elevation of the Cecil Jr. High School?1020 1040 ft

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