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  1. TOPOGRAPHIC MAP ACTIVITY CBG Quad.

  2. 1. What is the name of this quadrangle? • Canonsburg Quadrangle

  3. 2. What are the names of the eight adjacent quadrangles? • N: Oakdale • NE: Pittsburgh • E: Bridgeville • SE: Hackett • S: Washington East • SW: Washington West • W: Midway • NW Clinton

  4. 3. In what year was this map last edited? • 1979

  5. 4. What is the contour interval of this map? • 20 ft

  6. 5. What is the ratio that represents the scale of this map? Explain what this ratio means. • 1 : 24,000 • For every 1 unit of measure you travel on the map, you would travel 24,000 of those same units on real land.

  7. 6. Draw the symbol(s) used for the following: school, church, cemeteries, US route, state route, and interstate route. 51

  8. 7. What do the brown lines on the map represent? • Contour lines = elevation

  9. 8. What do the following colors represent on a topographic map? • dark pink: borough, town, city • blue: water • black: human-made structures (buildings, houses, etc.)

  10. 9. What color is used to show revisions to the map? • Purple

  11. 10. What do the brown X’s on the map represent? • Benchmark = surveyed/measured elevation

  12. 11. Give the name for each place shaded in dark pink. • Canonsburg • Houston • McDonald • Strabane

  13. 12. Who mapped, edited, and published this map? • United States Geological Survey (USGS)

  14. 13. What latitude and longitude does this map cover? • 40⁰ 15’ 00” to 40⁰ 22’ 30” • 80⁰ 07’ 30” to 80⁰ 15’ 00”

  15. 14. What do the bold contour lines represent? • Index contours

  16. 15. Where is the highest point on the map and what is its elevation? • Northeast of Muse = 1380 ft

  17. 16. What creek runs through Canonsburg? • Chartiers Creek

  18. 17. What counties are represented on this map? • Washington & Allegheny

  19. 18. Name the major interstate that runs through this quadrangle. • I-79

  20. 19. What is the total number of schools found in McDonald, Houston, Canonsburg, and Strabane (those areas shaded dark pink). Don’t forget to include Canon McMillan High School? • 10 + 1

  21. 20. What is the total number of churches found in McDonald, Houston, Canonsburg, and Strabane (those areas shaded dark pink)?

  22. 21. What is the elevation of St. Patrick’s Cemetery (Canonsburg area)? • 1160’ - 1240’

  23. 22. What is the elevation of Polish Cemetery (Canonsburg area)? • 1180’ – 1220’

  24. 23. What is the elevation of Oak Spring Cemetery (Canonsburg area)? • 1040’ – 1220’

  25. 24. What is the elevation of St. Michael’s Cemetery (Canonsburg area)? • 1160’ – 1220’

  26. 25. What is the elevation of St. Mary’s Cemetery (Cecil area)? • 1000’ – 1080’

  27. 26. What is the elevation of Hawthorne School in Canonsburg? • 1040’

  28. 27. What is the elevation of the school in Houston? • Between 960’ – 980’

  29. 28. What is the elevation of the school in Midland? • 1020’

  30. 29. What is the elevation of the school in Muse? • 1120’

  31. 30. What is the elevation of the Cecil Jr. High School? • 1020’ – 1040’