Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:52 PM
Most maps would use contour lines going around the plateau to represent lines of equipotential (equal gravitational potential, therefore equal height)rather than having outward lines. The contour lines will usually be orange in colour and have little breaks in them with text saying the height above sea level in metres, lines are generally drawn at 1o metre intervals, but if it's really steep or the scale is small go for 50 metre intervals. In the end i would suggest using standard "ordnance survey" map symbols or modelling the terrain in 3d(uswe sketchup or blender, both free) and getting some renders from various angles to show it's shape. I knwo that doesn't technically answer your question, but it is an alternative way to represent the same mapping data.
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