Cross-MSDI Relationships

Elevation data relates to the following other MSDI framework themes:

  • Hydrography—Elevation data is commonly used in concert with hydrography data to create or align drainage patterns and hydrologic features within a mapping application.  By incorporating elevation data, hydrologist can model pour points, drainage basins, and stream channel information.
  • Climate—There is strong relationship between meteorological variables and topography in Montana. Topography is one input that drives the interpolation of meteorological variables between climate stations.

Theme Lead

Troy Blandford
Montana State Library
(406) 444-7930
MSDI Elevation Theme Steward/Lead

USGS Contact:
Tom Carlson
USGS National Map Liaison
(253) 552-1682