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relief map

a map that shows the configuration and height of the land surface, usually by means of contours
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relief map

[ri′lēf ‚map]
(mapping)
A map of an area showing the topographic relief.
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relief map, hypsometric map

A map depicting the configuration of the earth’s surface, called the relief, by means of contours, form lines, hachures, shading, tinting, or relief models.
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relief map

A three-dimensional map in which valleys and mountains are formed with colors and shading to look as they actually look.
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In the present study, we used an ASTER DEM for shaded relief maps. In order to identify linear topographic features from the DEM, eight shaded relief images were generated.
Census, 1920, Los Angeles, California; "The World in Miniature: Model Makers at Work on a Huge Relief Map," Scientific American (June 1924).
Click on any of the states to find a shaded relief map, county map, black and white map, satellite image, and a Rand McNally Atlas map from 1895.
The relief map of Inowroclaw presented in Figure 1 and Figure 3 demonstrates geomorphological diversities with marked some local elevations and depressions.
of one's endowments--the relief map of a human face.
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From that porthole view of Earth as a relief map of itself, my gaze
Between the chapel and the burial grounds is a great bronze relief map recalling the military operations in the region.
The red leather seats of the Morgan have not a crease upon them, whereas the crow's feet around my eyes are rapidly meeting with the frown lines on my forehead and smile lines on my cheeks to create something like a relief map of the Lake District.
With a drawn, harrowed face like a relief map of suffering, Hurt proves one of the pic's chief assets, as does newcomer Ashitey, though Dancy's performance rarely advances beyond one-note outrage.