Here are some landforms that are easily seen from topos and aerials that I have had good luck with in remote scouting:
Constrictions: In crossing a field, deer will pick the narrowest part
Penninsulas: In entering a field, deer will gather in a penninsula of cover
Corners: Deer seem to like tight little corners to enter fields
Fencelines: Deer will travel 10-20 yards in, and parallel to, a fence line that overlooks a field. They will also travel along a brushy fence line to get from one side of a pasture to another.
Contours: If you are wondering how deer are traveling from point A to point B, you can usually follow a path that has the minimum slope. Deer are lazy, they'll angle up a hill instead of going straight up.
Erosion Gullies: On the side of a ridge or hill, deer must cross small erosion gullies. A) because these gullies frequently contain the best browse, because they have the best water available. B) because the woods are usually more open at the gully. The trick is to follow the gully along its course and find where the deer are crossing. On a topo, there may be just a hint of this structure-- I'm not talking a blue line, running down the hill just a crimp in the contours that suggest a gully might be there.
Saddles: If there is a drop in elevation along the top of a ridge, the deer are probably using it. It's usually the easiest way to get from one side of the ridge to the other.
Shelves: If the hillside has a spot that flattens out a bit, deer will exploit it.
Finger Ridges: If you have a wooded finger ridge, the deer often cross at the base of the ridge. If they've been lazy (see Contours) eventually they follow the hollow to the top and then cross over to the other side.
Back in 2001, we acquired our current property just before season started. I had very little time to scout. In fact archery season had already started. I sat down with the Topo and Aerial and started marking it up. I got deer the first season, but the red dots I placed on that map in 2001 are still pretty much the best places to find deer.