Colour Coding of Maps - Geographical Regions

Different colors used in maps to identify the represented geographical features of the regions.


Colour
Geographical Regions
Red
Major highways, roads, urban areas, airports, special interest sites, military sites, place names, buildings, borders
Blue
Rivers, lakes, streams, oceans, reservoirs.
Green
Forests, parks, golf courses, reservations, orchards
Brown
Deserts, historical sites, national parks, military reservations or bases, contour (elevation) lines
Yellow
Built-up or urban areas
Black
Roads, railroads, highways, bridges, place names, buildings, borders
White
Barren land


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