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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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Koch, "Repeatability of corneal power and wavefront aberration measurements with a dual-Scheimpflug Placido corneal topographer," Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, vol.
The partnership between officers of the Corps of Engineers and the topographers was uneasy.
Mean curvature map is commercially available on Orbscan topographer. This map is potentially a better method for detecting corneal ectatic conditions (4).
Legends circulated: truck drivers who delivered the same load of sand several times a day; typographers hired as topographers, brick-counters as accountants.
Mapping agencies and topographers rely on federal sources of geospatial information to identify and characterize geographical features of sites and facilities.
The National Registry registers it without responsibility, because that responsibility belongs to the lawyers and topographers who are in turn accountable to their unions.
1.1 and 1.2); and topographers' evaluations of "unhealthy" and "healthy" parishes are set alongside local burial/baptism ratios (table 6.1).
Even when this appears, however, the work of Orme and Webster will remain the primary resource: a highly effective substitute for Rotha Mary Clay's classic Mediaeval Hospitals of England (1909, reprint 1966), and a worthy successor to the efforts of those antiquarian topographers who first put the subject on a secure footing.
My interest here is with the way that all topographers try to make the space they are dealing with open, accessible, familiar, negotiable, and stable for the reader--the way they assume or create (given their historical contexts) the solid ground upon which people may "walk on foot."
Among them is Serenus Cressy's The Church History of Brittany from the Beginning of Christianity to the Norman Conquest (1668), heavily dependent on earlier and often more original historians and topographers. What he says (p.
There is only a single specimen of La Menken, but it's more than she's had for a century, and the same is true for some dozen of Hollander's resurrectees--hymn-writers and topographers of the newly opened continent, patriotic balladeers and Jamesian expatriates cooing sonnets over statues in the Vatican.
Topographers have found a natural amphitheater near Capernaum where 50,000 people could have gathered to listen to someone.