# contour line

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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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The fundamental step in this process is finding the contour line nearest to an interpolated point P and obtaining a perpendicular foot B from point P to this contour line.
Actually, the former two problems can be merged into one matter, namely, contour lines segmentation.
The accuracy of (8) is assessed as above by comparing the contour lines computed as circles with contour plots computed with the corresponding exact relationship (6).
In order to interpret the map fully, students should know the following points regarding contours and contour lines.
Interpolating is the process of locating the position of a contour line between the elevations of two stations.
Apparently, determining the color of the contour line closest to each position and then counting the number of color steps between them was more difficult than counting the number of tic marks between the two points.
After plotting the shadow on the appropriate LTO map I read the height of the shadow tip from the map's nearest contour line.
The angular area below the contour lines represents lost coverage and is greater for a nonideal array.
As an alternate method of applying the glue, we used old wooden stylus sticks left over from scratchboard projects that we repeatedly dipped into small cups of glue and drew short strokes along the contour lines.
The new model features new headlamps, tail lamps and mirrors, wider grille, and an additional horizontal contour line on the rear air dam.
ANSWERS: 1 Poland; 2 Hansard; 3 Uncle Tom's Cabin; 4 Octavia; 5 Optical character recognition; 6 The sciatic nerve; 7 Oliver Twist; 8 Henri Rousseau; 9 Billy Wright; 10 A contour line on maps showing points of equal temperature.
Did you use keen observational skills that focused on contour line and light source?

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