The relevant fields for contouring the earth’s surface are civil engineering (and large scale land development), farm planting, and landscape architecture. Sections of pages linked to below most directly introduce these practioners to how the code addresses their interests. For the most relevant detail, each page has a link to a corresponding PDF.
Civil Engineering (and Land Development)
For road design, the Dueling Grids section of Ground Design, and then the Path section of Wheel Exptapolations show civil engineers and land developers how the code deals with this endeavor. Because of its strict specifications in this area, application is admittedly somewhat limited. The Foundation Pads section of Extra-topographic Guidelines pertains to more likely contouring scenarios in which large-scale but circularly-enclosed projects are concerned.
The Dueling Grids, The Bodal Prism, Cellular Landscaping, and Advanced Applications sections of Ground Design all bear on farm field design and contouring. As with road design, the code’s precise specifications limit application to small areas But may in some case prove benficial in more highly organized and intricate schemes.
The Dueling Grids, The Bodal Prism, Cellular Landscaping, and Advanced Applications sections of Ground Design all pertain to shaping areas around homes and other buildings. The contouring specified is of somewhat greater immediate practical and aesthetic importance to the pertinent buildings than would otherwise be the case with typical design. An intro to more options are accessed through the Wheel-based Shelter section of Wheel Extrapolations and the Foundation Pads section of Extra-topographic Guidelines.