عنوان مقاله [English]
So far, geomorphology has not found its true status in environmental studies as an applied science. Perhaps one of the most important reasons for this issue is lack of sufficient knowledge of users and managers about this branch of environmental sciences. Geomorphologic studies are not of long history on the international level, but nevertheless they have been widely used in many European and American countries due to their applications as well as practical necessities. In this regard, practical geomorphologic maps are considered as the most important tool for geomorphological studies. Since geomorphologic phenomena are highly complex and varied, the information on these maps are diverse and complex as well. Obviously, the ability to use these maps is equally dependent on the skill and knowledge of its suppliers and users.
In general, the information on detailed geomorphological maps is divided into 4 general groups. This group of information can be emphasized according to the goals and fields of study, and become thematic. In addition, the scale of maps is also a determining factor in the possibility to display details. Therefore, in order to prepare a geomorphologic map from each region, there is first a need for sufficient scientific background and then knowledge of the goals, details and necessity of geomorphological studies.