Landforms and features such as rivers, lakes, oceans, mountains, valleys, deserts, and various land elevations are depicted on a physical map. Distinct colours are used to indicate different landforms and elevations on a physical map.
Blue is a hue associated with water sources such as rivers and oceans. Mountain ranges are represented by dark brown, whereas lowlands are represented by light green. A green hue can be used to represent low heights of 0 to 2,500 feet, while a brown colour can be used to indicate a greater elevation of roughly 7,500 feet.
A political map is another form of map. These maps depict countries, states, cities, and the boundaries that exist between them. Topographical aspects are not depicted on political maps. Large bodies of water, such as seas, can, nonetheless, be depicted on a political map.