Why do people use topographic maps?
because it shows different shapes and sizes of a land surface. This type of map also show cities, roads, parks, and railroads.
Topographic maps show what the land looks like as it rises in front of the viewer. They can be used to choose routes of travel across areas of sparse population and dense vegetation. They can be used along with a compass as a navigation and a survival tool. They can be used in land use planning. They can be used by outdoor enthusiasts to stay safe, because they know what kind of terrain to expect.