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topography

(təpŏg`rəfē), description or representation of the features and configuration of land surfaces. Topographic maps use symbols and coloring, with particular attention given to the shape and elevations of terrain. Relief is portrayed by means of contourcontour
or contour line,
line on a topographic map connecting points of equal elevation above or below mean sea level. It is thus a kind of isopleth, or line of equal quantity.
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 lines, hachures, shading, or coloring to represent elevations, depressions, and depths of water; natural and human-made features, such as rivers, forests, urbanized areas, bridges, roads, and power lines, are indicated by symbols and color overlays. Topography is often used incorrectly as a synonym for relief; the submarine analogue is bathymetry.

Topography

Physical features of a particular location, including the shape of the surface of the ground.

topography

[tə′päg·rə·fē]
(geography)
The general configuration of a surface, including its relief; may be a land or water-bottom surface.
The natural surface features of a region, treated collectively as to form.

topography

1. the study or detailed description of the surface features of a region
2. the detailed mapping of the configuration of a region
3. the land forms or surface configuration of a region
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It is usually associated with anterior corneal changes but in the rare cases where it is not, it will only be identified by a slit-projection topographer or wavefront analyser.
Imhof notes that the "wholesale transition from side and oblique views of mountains to the planimetric form for complete coverage of Switzerland took place in the maps of the Napoleonic military topographer Bacler d'Albe just before 1800, and in the so-called "Meyer Atlas'" (8).
Far from being the only painter to experience a cross-cultural encounter with, or receive commissions from Jewish patrons, Rembrandt was joined by Amsterdam artists including the celebrated topographer Gerrit Berckheyde, who completed views of the new Synagogues, Jacob van Ruisdael, who depicted the Jewish cemetery outside Amsterdam, and Romeyn de Hooghe, who painted group portraits and genre pieces for middle-class Sephardic patrons.
LeConte, the son of the famous Berkeley geologist for whom LeConte Lodge was named, was a respected explorer and topographer in his own right.
Wong complains that he had to pay a topographer out of his own pocket to level city streets.
south was the great antiquarian and topographer John Leland (ca.
In addition to increased legal and technical support, the organization has hired a topographer and secured computer software used to create maps.
The optometrist also purchased a hand-held topographer that can be used for treating patients at remote locations like a nursing home and for wheelchair-bound patients.
2) John Bridges (1666-1724) was of course a distinguished topographer and antiquarian,(3) but Sparke himself was not as meticulous in the treatment of material gained from Bridges and from Bishop White Kennett as might be desired, and it seems unlikely that the copy of the Anglo-Norman chronicle of Peterborough was ever collated with the original manuscript.
On the same expedition, a topographer surveyed the area for the first map of Crater Lake, and Steel named many of the prominent features, including Wizard Island, the symmetrical cinder cone rising 763 feet out of the water that resembles a medieval wizard's hat.
Effing claims to have been in his youth a promising artist called Julian Barber, who set off on a painting exhibition into the Great Salt Desert with his topographer friend, Teddy Byrne.
In 1869, Cram, said to have served as a topographer under Gen.