Q: What does the color black on a map illustrate?
2. water bodies
3. woodland areas
There are different colors that are used for different signs on the maps. The typical color standard for topographic maps depicts contours in brown, bodies of water in blue, boundaries in black, and grids and roads in red. Topographic maps may use different colors to represent area features. Black represents man-made objects or cultural features like roads, bridges, borders, etc…