Meaning of hypsography in English:


Pronunciation /hɪpˈsɒɡrəfi/


mass noun
  • The branch of geography concerned with the determination and mapping of the relative elevation of areas of land.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The hypsography polygons are coded to form elevation zones, as indicated in the classification scheme below.’
    • ‘All input hypsography and hydrography data were appended and trimmed to cover the areas for each processing block.’