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We have analyzed correlations between surface morphology and current sensing images obtained using a current sensing atomic force microscope (CSAFM) and the implication of surface conductivity derived from the current sensing images. We found that in cases where the diameter of a CSAFM probe tip is much smaller than the correlation length of the surface morphological features, the current detected using the probe should have little correlation with the surface features imaged by the same probe. If the sample thickness is much larger than the tip size, the surface conductivity distribution of a sample can be derived from a current sensing image using the Holm resistance relation, and the current probed using a CSAFM reflects the conductance variations in a layer on the surface with the thickness comparable to the probe diameter. However, if the thickness of a sample is comparable to or smaller than the tip diameter, CSAFM measures the conductance across the entire portion of the sample sandwiched between the tip and the electrode.