contour map

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contour map

A map that displays the hills and dales of a site as determined by a topographical survey. The contours of the land are represented by curved lines along which the height above sea level is relatively constant. The map will contain a linear scale indicating the dimensions of the site, and a contour scale indicating the elevation difference between contour lines,such as 5 feet. Lines that are widely spaced indicate a slow change in elevation; lines that are closely spaced indicate a rapid change in elevation.

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To solve the problem of color deviation and aliasing of contour lines caused in the printing and scanning processes, Khotanzad and Zink used the color key set technique to make up for color distortions on topographic maps so as to improve the image segmentation results.
It can be noticed that approximate contour lines are in good agreement with those computed with (11) and the circle assumption holds even in the near vicinity of line conductors.
Runoff water always flows downhill along a route that is perpendicular to the contour lines.
The proportion determined by the formula, times the distance between the two stations on the map, determines the distance between the station with the highest elevation and the contour line.
Interestingly, we found the 45[degrees] 3D view advantage for both a relatively difficult task and for a relatively easy task, despite the fact that the colored contour lines in the 2D topographic maps made these topographic maps easy to use.
Contour lines of constant output power at a user defined level may be generated and displayed in a different color for each frequency to make interpretation easier.
create a contour line drawing of a tree from observation or memory.
Where the contour lines are close together, the slope drops off fast.
By following the new contour line with cranked lines of dwellings they produced three separate enclaves of varied size, each with an additional inner core.
The Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope localized the burst to the area inside the jagged contour line.
Students demonstrate their knowledge of contour line, symmetrical balance, pattern, and one or more specific color schemes to their artwork.