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contour line

a line on a map or chart joining points of equal height or depth

contour line

[′kän‚tu̇r ‚līn]
(mapping)
A map line representing a contour, that is, connecting points of equal elevation above or below a datum plane, usually mean sea level. Also known as contour; isoheight; isohypse.
(meteorology)
A line on a weather map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure, temperature, or such.

contour line

contour lines
A line on a map or drawing representing points of equal elevation on the ground.
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Discuss the definition and importance of contour lines, looking closely at the line that defines an object.
You can also find field crossings using a topo map by looking for places where the contour lines on the sides of an open ridge make a sharp turn.
Based on the one of the contour lines extracted from the Flower A, a 3D model was established, and the results are shown in Fig.
We have digitized the contour lines and the elevation points from the digital topographic maps.
On topographical maps, the entire region lies in between contour lines," he notes.
Its contour lines and careful shading suggested that the drama of peaks rising steeply above the desert to 9,700 feet was all on the east side of the range that runs north-south.
Students began by doing a self-portrait with contour lines.
Aerial photos, streets, contour lines, and city parcels are some of the more commonly used datasets.
Trimmed in marble and wood, Borges' meandering white houses recall Alvaro Siza's device of wrapping perspectival contour lines, situating a familiar spatial game within an inspired local dialect by abstracting the forms of traditional Sao Miguel roofscapes and chimneys to relate to the taut, elongated profiles of the island's panoramas.
Imported images are converted into a series of contour lines which are then scaled and used to drive the scanner to create the lithographic image.
As well as showing contour lines on fairways and hazards around the greens, the system measures distances to a matter of inches to the flag.