I'm looking for a mapping term - help!

Mirannan

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My Google-fu is weak. I am fairly sure there is a technical term used for the area of the landscape one cannot see because of terrain, or maybe solid sight barriers such as trees and buildings, in the way; but after trying for quite a while I can't find it. Any ideas?
 
I've always just thought it was "screened by landform" but there is probably a geography technical term for it.
Like yourself I got no Googforce, there don't seem to be anything specific online :(
 
I've heard of hidden valleys, but usually as a name**, rather than as a technical term.


** - The one that comes to mind is Coire Gabhail, aka the Hidden Valley. (I also seem to vaguely recall some sort of hidden valley close to Ennerdale that may have been mentioned in Julia Bradbury's TV series, Coast to Coast... but this may just be the result of the old grey cells misfiring.)
 
The term used in the war games I played in my youth was "line of sight", so those parts of the landscape would out "out of line-of-sight" or "out of LOS". But that's probably not what you're looking for.
 
Sometimes refer to "dead ground" for ground out of sight, such as hidden behind a rise in the ground. As in "There's a lot of dead ground between here and there that you can't see"
 
Sometimes refer to "dead ground" for ground out of sight, such as hidden behind a rise in the ground. As in "There's a lot of dead ground between here and there that you can't see"

Yep. That's the one. Thanks!
 

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