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What are the methods of Contouring?

Two methods of Contouring are:-

In direct method, the points of equal elevation on the terrain are physically located and then plotted on map. This is a very tedious process and requires more time and resources than the indirect method.


In the indirect method of contouring on of these three methods are adopted:
A) Cross Section Method
B) Squares Or Grid Method
C) Tacheometric Method

We at are thankful to Mr Ramasesh Iyer for submitting this useful information to us.

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Kanwarjot Singh

Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

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6 comments on "What are the methods of Contouring?"

Muhammad Niaz says:

sir send me of contour videos on gmail

utkarsh srivastava says:

could u please explain ,me indirect method in contouring??

bablu chaudhary says:

thanks ..

Faith kanana mikaya says:

Thank you,,, you have been of help

Suresh k yadav says:


Samuel manja says:

So resourceful

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