The Role of Geomorphology in Mapmaking

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1996
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Kenya Soil Survey
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Geomorphology can be defined in general terms as the science studying the genesis and the development of landforms. It is evident from the definition that landforms should not be considered static features which remain unchanged in the course of time, but rather as dynamic phenomena, which develop continuously under the influence of a number of ever-active processes. The landforms occurring in an area are the result of the interplay of endogenic or geological forces(tectonios, volcanism etc.) on the one hand and exogenic forces (weathering, river-erosion, surf-action etc) on the other.
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