Survey Engineering Terminologies : Slope & Gradient

Slope and Gradient

To understand the concept of slope and gradient consider the figure shown below

Slope_Gradient.png

Slope_Gradient.png

The above figure represents Gradient where the person walks horizontally 1m for every 1m height this is also read as 1 in 1 and is represented as 1:1.

Slope-1in1.png

The above figure represents Slope where the person walks 100m horizontally for every 1m height this is also read as 1 in 100.