A way of representing height on a map
• 0 is sea level, the ocean is always at sea level
• contour intervals can be any number but the amount
between each must be consistent eg. 50, 100, 150
• the closer together the lines are the steeper the
slope or hill will be. for example if the contour lines
are close together on a hill maybe 2 mm apart the.
that will be a very steep hill
• the highest point of a mountain or hill is marked with
a dot and the height of the peak.
• the higher the number the height the land is
• we use contour lines when finding out a route when hiking and we need to make sure you do not
have to climb a big mountain.
• there are many different types of landforms that contour lines can represent, for example: