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Problem of the Week: September 18th

September 19, 2012

A planimetric map is best defined as a map

A. showing the relief of an area by hachures or shading
B. showing public areas and rights-of-way
C. delineating different soils and geological features
D. that shows only the relative horizontal positions of the features represented, without relief

A planimetric map is distinguished from a topographic map by the absence of any representation of the vertical orientation of the features shown.

Answer is D.

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