contour interval meaning

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  • [Architecture]

    The vertical distance between adjacent contour lines.

  • [Defence]
    (*) Difference in elevation between two adjacent contour lines.


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  1. contour interval is 10 feet.
  2. The contour interval should be the same over a single map.
  3. Usually contour intervals are consistent throughout a map, but there are exceptions.
  4. Contour intervals, spot elevations, and horizontal distances are also specified in meters.
  5. The contour interval is about 0 . 3�m since a He-Ne laser was used in the system.

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