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French term or phrase:plan-relief
English translation:relief map
Entered by: Barbara Carrara
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06:23 Feb 7, 2012
French to English translations [PRO]
Other / Scale models
French term or phrase: plan-relief
"Le **plan-relief** est un mode de représentation géographique en relief sous forme de maquette qui fut d'abord un outil militaire utilisé pour visualiser des projets d'aménagements ou des campagnes concernant des sites fortifiés. Ils se présentaient sous forme de maquette de terrain comportant les détails des aménagements à l'échelle."

Is there a set translation for this, please?

Many thanks.
Steve Melling
France
Local time: 19:27
relief map
Explanation:
'[...] During and after World War I a process was developed and improved whereby an aluminum sheet was “raised” by tapping along the contours copied on its surface. When the contours selected for tapping were completed, the sheet became, in effect, a mold for shaping plastic sheets to its convolutions. The map was printed on plastic sheets prior to the thermal process of shaping them to the mold. Sets of relief maps were soon produced in this manner for use in schools, military briefings, and many other activities.'
(More here, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/363506/map/51783/S...

Depending on their final use, they are also known as
Raised relief-map
http://www.raisedreliefmaps.com/

terrain models
http://www.solidterrainmodeling.com/terrain-model.htm
http://www.terrainmodels.com/french.html

and even plan-reliefs
'A plan-relief is a scale model of a landscape and buildings produced for military usage, made to visualise building projects on fortifications or campaigns surrounding fortified locations.'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan-relief

In Paris, there's a plan-relief museum (http://www.museedesplansreliefs.culture.fr/), or Museum of relief maps (http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/page/affichelieu.php?idL...
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relief map


Explanation:
'[...] During and after World War I a process was developed and improved whereby an aluminum sheet was “raised” by tapping along the contours copied on its surface. When the contours selected for tapping were completed, the sheet became, in effect, a mold for shaping plastic sheets to its convolutions. The map was printed on plastic sheets prior to the thermal process of shaping them to the mold. Sets of relief maps were soon produced in this manner for use in schools, military briefings, and many other activities.'
(More here, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/363506/map/51783/S...

Depending on their final use, they are also known as
Raised relief-map
http://www.raisedreliefmaps.com/

terrain models
http://www.solidterrainmodeling.com/terrain-model.htm
http://www.terrainmodels.com/french.html

and even plan-reliefs
'A plan-relief is a scale model of a landscape and buildings produced for military usage, made to visualise building projects on fortifications or campaigns surrounding fortified locations.'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan-relief

In Paris, there's a plan-relief museum (http://www.museedesplansreliefs.culture.fr/), or Museum of relief maps (http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/page/affichelieu.php?idL...

Barbara Carrara
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Local time: 19:27
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agree  writeaway: all the info needed is easily findable in a couple seconds on the www and/or in Fr-En dictionaries.
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  -> The only reference materials I haven't checked, apparently! Thanks, writeaway!

agree  Alistair Ian Spearing Ortiz
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  -> Thanks, Alistair!

agree  B D Finch
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agree  philgoddard
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