- All bodies or occurrences of water are marked on the map in one color and the map shows whether they are streams, rivers, lakes or larger bodies of water.
- Mountains, deserts and plains all have their own unique color and designations.
- A topological style of physical map shows the terrain covered on the map as a 3-dimensional representation.
The definition of a physical map is a depiction of the geographic features of an area.
Facts About Physical Maps
An example of a physical map is an aerial view South America showing the forests in green, the mountains in gray, the streams in blue and the oceans in deep blue.