|USGS topographic maps use dozens of symbols to convey geographic features. Following is a complete listing
of symbols and their meanings.
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|Control Data and Monuments||Coastal Features|
|Boundaries||Rivers, Lakes, and Canals|
|Land Survey Systems||Submerged Areas|
|Surface Features||Buildings and Related Features|
|Mines and Caves||Roads and Related Features|
|Vegetation||Railroads and Related Features|
|Glaciers and Permanent Snowfields||Transmission Lines and Pipelines|