contour map


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contour map

contour map

n.
A map showing elevations and surface configuration by means of contour lines.
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con′tour map`


n.
a topographic map on which the shape of the land surface is shown by contour lines, the relative spacing of the lines indicating the relative slope of the surface.
[1860–65]
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contour map

A map that shows elevations above sea level and surface features of the land by means of contour lines.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contour map - a map having contour lines through points of equal elevationcontour map - a map having contour lines through points of equal elevation
map - a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
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Translations

contour map

ncarta a curve di livello
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Specifically, use a contour map. Being able to locate creek and river channels, drop-offs and flats, and boat access points is crucial as you approach a new body of water.
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This is a contour map software for an 8500ft deep gas & oil reservoir in the Erath field, Vermilion Parish, Erath, Louisiana.
They think of it in three dimensions, then have to draw it out on a sheet of paper like a normal contour map. With 3D printing, students were able to design their contour map using the CAD programs and print it with the MakerBot.
From the features of the contour map, it is clear that, if P is located between two contour lines, w (x,y) should lie between the values of these two contour lines.
These available literatures generally divided the automatic identification process into four principal steps [7]: (1) scanning of a paper map; (2) color segmentation; (3) thinning and pruning of the binary contour map; and (4) vectorization of contour lines.
Hobs' latest 3D job is a spectacular 3D contour map of the North West, produced on behalf of engineering and design company, Arup.
We have just completed a Lidar survey that gives us a 0.5-m interval contour map, which allows the 70 drill hole collar elevations and locations to be plotted accurately on a base map.
There are several methods of presenting magnetic data [4, 10, 12], but only two methods, contour map and profile, were adopted in this study.