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The map legend contains a number of important details. The figures below display a standard USGS map legend. In addition, a USGS map includes latitude and longitude as well as the names of the adjacent maps (depicted on the top, bottom, left side, right side and the four corners of the map). The major features on the map legend are show below.

  • Map Name
  • Year of Production and Revision
  • General Location in State
  • Next Adjacent Quadrangle Map
  • Map Scale
  • Distance Scale
  • Contour Interva
  • Magnetic Declination
  • Latitude and Longitude

Map Lengend Colorado Map 1

Map Lengend Colorado Map 3



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