contour interval


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contour interval

[′kän‚tu̇r ‚in·tər·vəl]
(mapping)
The difference in elevation between adjacent contours.

contour interval

The vertical distance between adjacent contour lines.

contour interval

contour interval
The distance between two consecutive contours on a map. The contour interval on a map is constant.
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50 m Contour interval taking grid 50Eu50 m between LUV-KUSH Ganga Barrage Kanpur and Lucknow - Kanpur Rly line and cross vise between 50 m Left side of L.
Open Competition: Performing engineering research 12 scale 000 for the development of land use planning documents (aerial photographic work with the creation of digital orthophotos, scale 12 000 and a digital topographic base, scale 12 000 with a contour interval of 1.
The main topographic map has 40-foot contour intervals, and the two detailed inset maps of higher-use areas have 20-foot contour intervals.