Highlight the significance of a common colour scheme in the maps. Give examples to support our answer.


Blue colour is used for showing water bodies, like oceans, seas, etc. Low lands and plains are represented by green colour. Higher parts, like plateaus and hills are shown by yellow and orange colours, while brown colour is used for showing mountains, Snow-capped areas are shown by using white colour. This scheme of colours for showing relief features on maps is the same throughout the world.