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hyp·sog·ra·phy

 (hĭp-sŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. hyp·sog·ra·phies
1.
a. The scientific study of the earth's topologic configuration above sea level, especially the measurement and mapping of land elevations.
b. A representation or description of the earth's topologic features above sea level, as on a map.
2. Hypsometry.

hyp′so·graph′ic (hĭp′sə-grăf′ĭk), hyp′so·graph′i·cal adj.

hypsography

(hɪpˈsɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the study and mapping of the earth's topography above sea level
2. (Physical Geography) topography or relief, or a map showing this
3. (Physical Geography) another name for hypsometry
hypsographic, ˌhypsoˈgraphical adj

hypsography

a branch of geography that deals with the measurement and mapping of the varying elevations of the earth’s surface above sea level. — hypsographic, hypsographical, adj.
See also: Heights
the branch of geography that studies land areas above sea level to measure and map them. — hypsographic, hypsographical, adj.
See also: Geography
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypsography - the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
2.hypsography - measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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Known sources of error were (1) spatial inaccuracies in the GCPs obtained from the NTDB (up to 40 m difference on either axis between GPS and NTDB coordinates of the same feature), (2) the lack of camera and lens calibration information for the early photographs, and (3) inaccuracies in the DEM, which is mostly based on NTDB hypsography and therefore subject to the same error as the NTDB-derived GCPs.
The collected data covered various themes such as agriculture, boundaries, business and industry, cities and towns, climate, cultural features, demographics, DEM, digital Orthophoto, DRG, disposal and waste sites, economic data, environmental monitoring, geodetic points, geographic names, geology, hydrology, hypsography, land use/land cover, mines/minerals, transportation, roads and railroads, travel, soils, utility, and transmission.
today announced that its Pacer Infotec subsidiary has been awarded a $2 million contract to create hypsography Digital Line Graphs (DLGs) for the state of Texas.