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Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

Static Wisconsin Topo Map

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

Wisconsin topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Wisconsin Topographical Features

Wisconsin's highest elevation is Timms Hill, which rises to 1,951 feet above sea level.  Wisconsin's lowest elevation is 581 feet above sea level, at Lake Michigan.  South central Wisconsin is a land of fertile farms, while forested hills cover much of the north.  Western Wisconsin features rolling green hills.  Major rivers in Wisconsin include the Wisconsin, St. Croix, Rock, Mississippi, and Namekagon.

Interactive Wisconsin Topo Map

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

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Wisconsin Topo Map