A profile is cross sectional view, or side view, showing elevation at a given distance. The illustration shows both profiles with and without vertical exaggeration. A profile with vertical exaggeration is useful to distinguish the elevation of the land.
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French, Thomas E A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1911)