How to describe vegetation distribution in topographic maps.

Vegetation is the collective name for plants in particular area. it can be natural (man have not planted them) or artificial(planted by man)

The natural vegetation can be categorized into
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 Image result for GRASS LAND
Marshy and swampy vegetation
 Image result for marshy and swampy lands
Riverine trees
 Image result for WOODLAND
Image result for SCRUBS VEGETATION

In topographic map the distribution of natural vegetation  is shown by conventional symbols. This means they are all listed on the map key.

The following are hints on how to describe vegetation in topographic map

  • first, categorize or group the type of vegetation as shown in the map. So this means that you have to look in map key to see symbols representing vegetation after that yo will look into the map and state what type of vegetation you have found. For example if you see forest and woodland in your map then state that in the map provided vegetation consist of forest and woodland

  • Secondly, give brief explanation to vegetation distribution. This means you have to state using direction, place names or any other methods of locating place on map the location of each type of vegetation you identified earlier.


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