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Record 1 2017-02-13

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cartography
DEF

A number placed on a contour line denoting the elevation of the contour relative to a given datum ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Cartographie
CONT

Plus les courbes sont rapprochées les unes des autres et plus la pente est abrupte. Remarquer que les cotes des courbes de niveau sont souvent placées différemment puisqu'elles indiquent la direction dans laquelle l'altitude augmente (à l'endroit vers le haut des pentes).

Spanish

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