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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All of the art will be exhibited in a Contour Line Exhibit.
2) Under the crossing relation between the triangles and contour line, a binary tree can be used to represent the bend inclusion relationship (Ai, Guo, and Liu 2000).
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.
Shaded or shadowed contours (Figure 4) are similar to illuminated contours, but they are all black and vary in thickness for contour line segments on non-illuminated surfaces only (Bertin 1981; Imhof 1982; Robinson et al.
Where the contour lines are close together, the slope drops off fast.
Students carefully observe and draw a cowboy boot using a contour line, and then trace it to create a symmetrical pair of boots.
We brainstorm different ideas, such as natural habitat, contour lines, star-burst designs, patterns and shapes.
7 km of new gravel road mainly with road width 6 m, from 870 contour line down the Holtardalen and up to
approximately the 4080 contour line that runs north and south through the project site.
After they were familiar with the concept, I showed them pictures of contour line portraits, and explained what a portrait entailed.
Using ObjectARX technology, for example, a door is an object (not just a set of lines and arcs); as is a bolt in mechanical CAD, or a contour line in geographic information systems.
Again using crayons, students draw many contour line flowers and leaves.