Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is a contour?

An imaginary line that connects points of equal value. A contour map typically shows multiple contours such as elevation or temperature contours.

GIS Software for Creating Contour Maps

Maptitude Mapping Software gives you all of the tools, maps, and data you need to analyze and understand how geography affects you and your business. Create contours for estimating elevations and performing visiblility analysis.

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What is a contour? Map with elevation contours in San Francisco created with Maptitude map software

This contour map shows elevation contours. Hills are steeper where the contours are closer together.