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Record 1 2016-11-14

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cartography
DEF

A map showing relief by any convention, such as by tints, hachures, contours or shading.

CONT

Echo sounding is the ocean counterpart of land surveying. Acoustic waves propagating through the water column are used to measure depth of the sea floor and draft relief maps similar to land relief maps.

OBS

relief map: term used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Cartographie
DEF

Carte qui reproduit le relief au moyen de hachures, d'ombrages ou de tout autre méthode graphique qui suit une règle établie.

CONT

La bathymétrie est le pendant en milieu marin de la topographie terrestre. Elle permet, à l'aide d'ondes acoustiques se propageant dans la colonne d'eau, de mesurer la profondeur d'eau du fond marin et d'établir des cartes de relief similaires aux cartes topographiques de surface.

OBS

carte hypsométrique : terme en usage à Ressources naturelles Canada - Secteur des sciences de la Terre.

Spanish

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Record 2 2006-10-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cartography
  • Geomorphology and Geomorphogeny
DEF

A map consisting of a number of contours (a line on which every point is at the same elevation above or below sea level) of a given area.

CONT

Structure contour maps are used by geologists to depict subsurface features.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Cartographie
  • Géomorphologie et géomorphogénie
DEF

Carte (à toutes échelles) où le relief est représenté au moyen de courbes de niveau. Les points culminants et les «fonds» portent en outre des indications de cote, ainsi que certains points particuliers caractéristiques.

Spanish

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Record 3 1993-04-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Telecommunications
  • Television (Radioelectricity)

French

Domaine(s)
  • Télécommunications
  • Télévision (Radioélectricité)

Spanish

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