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CONTOUR OVERLAY [1 record]

Record 1 1992-03-13

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cartography
CONT

Contour overlay. In line mapping the contours are produced on a separate overlay to reduce the clutter on the planimetric map.

CONT

[A selection overlay is] a tracing of selected map source detail compiled on transparent material; usually described by the name of the features or details depicted, such as contour overlay; vegetation overlay.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Cartographie

Spanish

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