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Virginia Topographical Map


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On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of Virginia.

Static Virginia Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of Virginia as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

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Map Legend

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boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Virginia Topographical Features

Virginia's highest mountain is Mount Rogers, whose peak is 5,729 feet above sea level.  Virginia's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Atlantic Ocean.  Virginia features a coastal plain around the lower Chesapeake Bay, rising to central hills and finally to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains in the west.  Major rivers in Virginia include the Potomac, Shenandoah, James, and Roanoke.

Interactive Virginia Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire state of Virginia or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.

At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this Virginia map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently.  Click or touch one of the following options to display an interactive topographical map in framed or full-screen mode.

Framed Topo MapFull-Screen Topo Map

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