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Relief is usually portrayed by combinations of:

1) Contour lines
2) Shading
3) Lines of latitude
4) Different colours
5) Spot heights
6) Gradual scale

  • A
    1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • B
    1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.
  • C
    2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • D
    1, 2, 4 and 5.

Relief Portrayal

General features are a range of prominent surface features like woods (green shaded areas), power stations and hill figures.
Coastal and river shown in blue.

Ground elevation is shown in form of contour lines. Contour lines connect point of equal elevation.
An elevation tint is used to emphasize changes in the landform and they are shown in the form of a legend.

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