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Maine 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 Maine.

Static Maine Topo Map

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

Maine topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Maine Topographical Features

Maine's highest mountain is Mount Katahdin, whose peak is 5,267 feet above sea level.  Maine's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Atlantic Ocean.  Maine's primary landforms include a jagged, rockbound coastline in the southeast, the Longfellow Mountains and White Mountains (part of the Appalachians) in the northwest, and forested uplands in the north and east.  Major rivers in Maine include the Saco, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Penobscot, and St. Johns.

Interactive Maine Topo Map

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

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Maine Topo Map