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# What is the highest contour line?

## What is the highest contour line?

Index lines
Index lines are the thickest contour lines and are usually labeled with a number at one point along the line. This tells you the elevation above sea level.

## Why do contour lines never cross?

Contour lines never cross on a topographic map because each line represents the same elevation level of the land.

What is the highest point of this map?

Mountains on this map

Mountain Elevation
Denali – Mt McKinley (State High Point) 20,310 ft (6,190 m)
Mount Whitney (State High Point) 14,497 ft (4,419 m)
Mount Elbert (State High Point) 14,433 ft (4,399 m)
Mount Rainier (State High Point) 14,411 ft (4,392 m)

How do you find the highest peak on a topographic map?

You can figure out the elevation of any point by finding the nearest labeled line, counting the number of lines above or below it, multiplying by the contour interval, and adding or subtracting the result from the nearest marked contour line. The more closely spaced the contour lines, the steeper the slope.

### What is the maximum height the hill could be?

The maximum possible elevation for a hill is one less than the value that would have designated the next contour line. In other words, the highest possible elevation of the hill is just below the value of the next contour line, even though that line is not shown. On a steep slope, the contour lines are close together.

### What does an elevation contour line represent?

Contour lines are lines drawn on a map connecting points of equal elevation, meaning if you physically followed a contour line, elevation would remain constant. Contour lines show elevation and the shape of the terrain. They’re useful because they illustrate the shape of the land surface — its topography — on the map.

What is the space between contour lines called?

contour interval
The elevation difference between two adjacent contour lines is called the contour interval (CI). Usually the contour interval is noted on the map legend. In most topographic maps every 5th contour line is drawn in bold print or wider than other contours.

What is the highest possible elevation of Hill A?

## Where is the highest point in the continental US?

Mount Whitney, highest peak (14,494 feet [4,418 metres] above sea level) in the 48 coterminous U.S. states. It is the culminating summit of the Sierra Nevada. In eastern California on the Inyo-Tulare county line, the peak is at the eastern border of Sequoia National Park, immediately west of the city of Lone Pine.