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TermDefinition
Topography the size and shape of the land surface features of a region, including its relief
Topographic Map a map that shows the surface features of Earth
Contour Line a line that connects points of equal elevation on a map
Relief the difference between the highest and lowest elevations in a given area; the variations in elevation of a land surface
Contour Interval the difference in elevation between one contour line and the next
Index Contour on a map, a darker, heavier contour line that is usually every fifth line and that indicates a change in elevation
Scale the relationship between the measurements on a model, map, or diagram and the actual measurement or distance
Slope a measure of the slant of a line; the ratio of rise over run
Remote sensing the process of gathering and analyzing information about an object without pyshically being in touch with the object
Global Postitioning System a network of satellities that orbit Earth to measure positions on Earth's surface
Geographic Information System an automated system for capturing, storing, retrieving, analyzing, manipulating, and displaying geographic data
Points, lines, and area symbols used to represent features on topographic maps
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