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New York 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 New York.

Static New York Topo Map

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

New York topo map


Map Legend

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boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

New York Topographical Features

New York's highest mountain is Mount Marcy, whose peak is 5,344 feet above sea level.  New York's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Atlantic Ocean.  New York land features include the coastal plain of Long Island, the Catskill Mountains of the southeast, the Adirondacks of the northeast, the hilly western Allegheny plateau, and the Finger Lakes region south of Lake Ontario.  Major rivers in New York include the Hudson, Mohawk, Genesee, Oswego, Delaware, Susquehanna, and Allegheny.

Interactive New York Topo Map

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

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New York Topo Map