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topographical

(tŏp″ō-grăf′ĭ-kăl) [″ + ″]
Pert. to description of special regions.
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Pulsing laser beams released by a lidar device from a plane overhead bounce off of rocks, trees, soil, even water, and send signals back to the device, which makes topographical calculations based on the time it takes the laser signal to return at the speed of light.
For instance, on a topographical map, a contour line is a line that connects points of equal elevation (elevation refers to the distance of a location above or below sea level).
But unlike photographs, and as much as the Boyles hold that ars est celare artem, their topographical reliefs can hardly be seen without thinking of the time and effort that went into them.
A sudden jump to the nineteenth century looks at architectural photography, comparing it to the work of the topographical perspectivists.
Now, a microscope developed by researchers in Germany takes the method one step further by mapping the chemical, as well as the topographical, features of a material.
Khedoori's new work expands her subject matter to include pictures featuring a scatter of gravel and a topographical map; the artist also experimented for the first time with completely abstract imagery.
The design has emerged from sympathetic interpretation of existing topography and local vegetation, with the design team often producing proposals by making sketches on transparent overlays on top of topographical photographs.