The term "climate" refers to dominant and recurring weather patterns over a long period of time. The information presented in most climate maps has been compiled from readings taken for decades. What Do Climate Maps Map? Climate maps can represent the climates of a region, continent or the entire world.
Topographic maps are a signature product of the USGS. They were essential for integrating and analyzing place-based information, and were widely used by receationalists. After 125-year legacy of topographic mapping (1884-2009), the USGS embarked on an innovative future of integrating historical maps with computer-generated maps from a national geographical information system (GIS) database.