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The elevation difference between one contour line and the next?
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What is the difference in elevation between one contour line and the next?
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What is the difference between contour lines and relief?
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The elevation difference between one contour line and the next is called the?
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What is the change in elevation between isolines called?
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Is it true that every point on a contour line is at a different elevation?
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What is the best definition of what a contour line is?
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Every point on a contour line is at a different elevation?
How is elevation of a point determined on a contour map?
What is the elevation between one contour line and the next one on a map?
It depends completely on the type of map and the scale of the map. Look several contour lines above and below the area of interest. Often, the elevation is printed on every 5th contour line. Divide the difference by the number of spaces between the two lines. Example, one contour line says "1000" and the next one with an elevation says "1500". If there are 4 lines in between these two, it is 100 ft per contour line. In some areas, you will need to follow a contour line around the map to track down the elevation of that line. Easier still, check the legend on the side or bottom of the map. The example showing the colors or symbols used may also tell the contour interval if it is consistent for the entire map.