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Related to hypsometric tinting: hill shading
hypsometric tinting[‚hip·sə′me·trik ′tint·iŋ]
A technique of showing relief on maps and charts by coloring, in different shades, those parts which lie between different levels. Also known as altitude tints.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A method of showing relief on maps and charts by coloring in different shades those parts that lie between different levels. Also called layer tinting. Sometimes referred to as elevation tint, altitude tint, and layer tint, color gradients, and gradient tints.
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