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Kansas 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 Kansas.

Static Kansas Topo Map

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

Kansas topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Kansas Topographical Features

Kansas's highest mountain is Mount Sunflower, whose peak is 4,039 feet above sea level.  Kansas's lowest elevation is 679 feet above sea level, at the Verdigris River.  Kansas is a prairie state, whose elevation rises gradually from the Mississippi river valley in the east to the high plains in the west.  The fertile plains of eastern Kansas are quite hilly.  Major rivers in Kansas include the Kansas, Arkansas, Big Blue, Republican, Solomon, and Saline.

Interactive Kansas Topo Map

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

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Kansas Topo Map