Contour Interval?

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Contour interval refers to the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on a topographic map or the difference in elevation between successive contour lines. When it is considered as a ratio against the map scale, a sense of the hilliness of the terrain can be derived.
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Topographic maps provide accurate information about features on the ground whether they are natural or man-made. They are so detailed that it is almost as if one is using a three-dimensional
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( ′kän′tu̇r ′in·tər·vəl ) (mapping) The difference in elevation between adjacent contours.
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Is it kept constant. Made variable. Made irregular or Incresed at random.
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Describes how contour lines are used to depict elevation and relief on topographic
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contour interval
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the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on a topographic map.
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Contour interval is the actual change in elevation represented by the space between two adjacent topographic 'rings'. For example, if there is a contour interval of 20 feet, each topographic line on the map represents going either up or down by 20 feet of elevation.
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A contour interval on a topographical map refers to the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on the map or the difference in elevation between ...
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