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[hip-som-i-tree] /hɪpˈsɒm ɪ tri/

vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes.
(in mapping) the establishment of height above sea level Also called hypsography
The measurement of elevation relative to sea level. Also called hypsography.


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