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Maryland Topographical Map

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 Maryland.

Static Maryland Topo Map

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

Maryland topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Maryland Topographical Features

Maryland's highest mountain is Backbone Mountain, whose peak is 3,360 feet above sea level.  Maryland's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Atlantic Ocean.  The eastern half of Maryland forms a coastal plain around the Chesapeake Bay. Central Maryland features the Piedmont Plateau, with the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains rising to the west.  Major rivers in Maryland include the Potomac, Patuxent, and Susquehanna.

Interactive Maryland Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire State of Maryland 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 Maryland map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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Maryland Topo Map