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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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All maps can be accessed using an extended in-application feature and customised to provide fully dynamic and activity focused topographic maps for selected sports activities or other niches, enabling GeoMagik LLC to work closely with respective industries and communities.
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Defense Solution allows for rapid creation and updating of many products including Foundation Feature Data (FFD), Vector Map Level 1 (VMap 1), 1:250,000 scale Joint Operation Graphic- Air (JOG-A), Vector Map Level 2 (VMap 2), and 1:50,000/1:100,000 Topographic Line Map (TLM) products.
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recently unveiled their State Explorer BLM Edition, which is a comprehensive topographic mapping system that provides high quality 1:100,000 scale Bureau of Land Management maps with full-feature interactive and map customization software.
Mapping terrain and analyzing the derivative products of the topographic surface has long been a major effort to selected federal agencies.
You can call the rock that rises to 3,111 feet Sandstone Peak, as officially identified on topographic maps, or Mount Allen, as the lonely bronze plaque stationed atop it proclaims.