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structure map

1. n. [Geology]

A type of subsurface map whose contours represent the elevation of a particular formation, reservoir or geologic marker in space, such that folds, faults and other geologic structures are clearly displayed. Its appearance is similar to that of a topographic map, but a topographic map displays elevations of the Earth's surface and a structure map displays the elevation of a particular rock layer, generally beneath the surface.

See: contourcontour intervalcontour mapdepth mapformationstructuretopographic map

Datapoints and derived structure contour map.

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