What is Topography?

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What is Topography I'm doing my sat and I don't get this stupid question

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That's not a stupid question!

Topography is the shape of landforms such as hills, valleys, mountains, and shorelines.

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Topography is a general term in geography, which refers to the lie of the land, or various other characteristics of Physical geography in a region; this is usually expressed in terms of the elevation, slope, and orientation of terrain features. The understanding of these features is an integral aspect of geography, encompassing the practice of cartography, surveying, and GIS. The topography of an area often has a great influence on its weather and sometimes on climate. The word 'topography' comes from the Greek τόπος (topos, place) and -γραφία (-graphia, writing). It originally meant writing about a place, in the same way that 'biography' means writing about a life, and this would describe the physical location as well as the history of the place and consequently local people. Nowadays that is usually called 'local history'. In Britain, the word topography is still sometimes used in its original sense,[1] as well as in the more restricted senses of the surface features of a location, or just the physical relief...
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