Uses of Contour Maps

Uses of Contour Maps

Following are the uses of contour map:

Uses of Contour Maps

  1. The suitable site can be selected for construction activities.
  2. Reservoir capacity can be determined.
  3. Alignment for roads, canals, transmission lines are done efficiently with the help of contour map.
  4. Nature of ground surface may be determined.
  5. Estimating the quantities of earthwork.
  6. The nature of ground i.e. flat, uniformly, sloping, undulating or hilly etc.
  7. It is possible to select the most suitable and economical sites for work such as the location of roads, railways, canals, pipelines, dams, reservoirs etc. by using contour map.
  8. Estimating of the volume of reservoir storage water, volume of earthwork in cutting and embankment can be done by using contour map.
  9. A military operation can be planned with the help of a contour map.
  10. These are used for obtaining data used in the design and construction of irrigation structures such as dams.
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