Definition of hypsography in English:

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Pronunciation: /hipˈsäɡrəfē/


The branch of geography concerned with the determination and mapping of the relative elevation of areas of land.
Example sentences
  • The DCW supplemental point hypsography layer represents locations and values of collapsed contours.
  • The hypsography layer contains ground surface elevation information in the form of contour lines.
  • Notice that the hypsography data also include valuable information in the Elevation field.



Pronunciation: /ˌhipsōˈɡrafik/
Example sentences
  • The first step in the process is a binary scanning of the hypsographic separation of the original map.
  • These data have been produced by photogrammetric methods and by scanning, tagging, vectorizing, and gridding of hypsographic map separates.
  • After hypsographic files are warped, they are used as input to generate vector lines from a raster-to-vector program.


Pronunciation: /ˌhipsōˈɡrafikəl/
Example sentences
  • The average altitude of a watershed can be deduced directly from the hypsographical curve or from reading the topographical map.
  • Uttar Pradesh can be divided into three distinct hypsographical regions.
  • It represents the hypsographical elevation zones that can be represented as a polygon.

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Syllabification: hyp·sog·ra·phy

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