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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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These main aspects can be observed on the contour maps or digital elevation models (Tucker and Whipple, 2002, Glenn et al.
The difference in brightness between Tanaka's illuminated contour map and the brightness of a map produced from the Lambertian assumption does not mean that Tanaka's technique is less effective.
Trimble's new RainWave Contour Map provides farmers with a much higher level of rainfall data they can use to make better decisions about irrigation or other farm management tasks," said David Fitzpatrick, Water Solutions business area director of Trimble's Agriculture Division.
Hobs' latest 3D job is a spectacular 3D contour map of the North West, produced on behalf of engineering and design company, Arup.
5-m interval contour map, which allows the 70 drill hole collar elevations and locations to be plotted accurately on a base map.
Barrett and Farroni (1996) made a cross-national comparison of British and Italian children adopting a number of different methods (such as filling in the contour map of Europe) to assess children's geographical knowledge of Europe and found patterns of results which were similar to findings from studies where only children's maps had been used (see Axia and Bremner 1992).
This is obvious when looking at a simple contour map where a climber might see barriers on his/her path, and a geologist might see fault lines, while the cartography has just expressed heights.
From the groundwater level contour map, it was observed that a seasonal artesian condition occurs at the Bansabati Beel area.
An aeromagnetic contour map of Wamba (Sheet 210) was used in this study; it was compiled by the Geological Survey of Nigeria, published on scale of 1:100,000.
In general term the VIC can be defined as point(s), line(s) or area(s) in a contour map where it is possible to observe a relative maximum (positive) or a minimum (negative) location values (errors).
Drawing is certainly back, with Richard Monahan's creepy, distorted angel monsters with their tiny bodies and wings cut and pasted disarmingly on to demure wallpaper and, more abstractly, Stephanie Tuckwell, who takes her drawn line for a convoluted walk resulting in a swirling contour map.