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n. pl. to·pog·ra·phies
1. Detailed, precise description of a place or region.
2. Graphic representation of the surface features of a place or region on a map, indicating their relative positions and elevations.
3. A description or an analysis of a structured entity, showing the relations among its components: In the topography of the economy, several depressed areas are revealed.
a. The surface features of a place or region.
b. The surface features of an object: The topography of a crystal.
5. The surveying of the features of a place or region.
6. The study or description of an anatomical region or part.

top′o·graph′ (tŏp′ə-grăf′) n.
top′o·graph′ic (-grăf′ĭk), top′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
top′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.topographic - concerned with topographytopographic - concerned with topography; "a topographical engineer"; "a topographical survey"; "topographic maps"


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The Ministry of Electricity will sign the contracts for the topographic and geotechnical studies with Hamza within days and they will be completed in 15 weeks.
Prior Information Notice: Consulting and technical assistance for data processing, harmonization and transformation of data models and specifications of vector reference geographic information and databases of topographic and cartographic data.
3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In November 2015, the team from GeoMagik LLC have launched fully detailed high quality topographic maps in small file sizes on their mobile application 'Pocket Earth,' which won't chew up storage space on smart phones - a ground-breaking innovation in the world of mobile offline maps.
Written by ophthalmologists and optometrists from around the world, the 13 chapters cover basic topographic principles, including anatomy and optics and maps and scales; topographic techniques such as three-dimensional systems, Placido disk-based topographic systems, and combined topographers with whole eye aberrometers; and applications for topography in corneal diseases, contact lens fitting, pre-refractive surgery topographic evaluation, planning topography-guided custom ablations and keratorefractive treatments, corneal biomechanics, and the integration of systems for calculating intraocular lenses.
Our new topographic view of the moon provides the dataset that lunar scientists have waited for since the Apollo era," the Daily Mail quoted Mark Robinson, Principal Investigator of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) from Arizona State University in Tempe, as saying.
Geological Survey (USGS) began systematic topographic mapping of the United States in the 1880s, beginning with scales of 1:250,000 and 1:125,000 in support of geological mapping.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a large number of Soviet topographic maps found their way to various markets in the West.
Topographic Mapping Company now offers LandScape[TM], the company's online GIS solution.
Vollmer's responsibilities will include project area topographic survey and field investigation, schematic design, preliminary design, final contract documents, construction support, and construction inspection.
Research and clinical ophthalmologists from around the world explain the scientific principles underlying various modern topographic technologies and how they can be applied in practice to understand the topology of the cornea.
The Ambios Xi-100 IFM uses white light interference to generate a three-dimensional topographic map of the razor cut rubber surface (figure 1).
Photos, drawings, and a fold-out topographic map provide plenty of visual illustration and examples of the details and make for an invaluable instructional reference both in the field and for at-home study.