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Cartographic Specifications - Geographic Names

7.5-Minute OnDemand Topo cartographic specifications for geographic names landforms.



FType: No FType for this feature

FCode: 15006

Feature Description: Watercourse or channel through which water may occasionally flow (coulee, draw, gully, wash).


FType: No FType for this feature

FCode: 15042

Feature Description: A single mass of hills or mountains; a complex, interconnected series of mountain ranges having a well-defined longitudinal trend (cordillera, mountain belt, sierra).


FType: No FType for this feature

FCode: 15044

Feature Description: Elevation with a narrow, elongated crest that can be part of a hill or mountain (arête, crest, chenier, cuesta, divide, esker, hogback, mogote, lae, ridge, spur).


FType: No FType for this feature

FCode: 15048

Feature Description: Prominent elevation rising above the surrounding level of the Earth's surface; does not include pillars, ridges, or ranges; can occur as a single isolated mass or in a group (ahu, ballon, berg, bald, butte, cerro, colina, cone, cumbre, dome, head, hill, horn, knob, knoll, mauna, mesa, mesita, mound, mount, mountain, peak, puʻu, rock, sugarloaf, table, volcano).


FType: No FType for this feature

FCode: 15050

Feature Description: Linear depression in the Earth's surface that generally slopes from one end to the other (barranca, canyon, chasm, cove, draw, glen, gorge, gulch, gulf, hollow, ravine).

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 Features Not Symbolized


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0.8 240/240/240

Regular placement. Place straight inside the polygon. 

Landforms Annotation

*Summit feature has different placement properties: “Regular placement. Horizontal within the polygon.”