map scale

map scale

[′map ‚skāl]
(mapping)
The ratio between a distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the earth, often represented as 1:80,000 (natural scale) or 30 miles (48.27 kilometers) to an inch.
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Contractors are invited to prequalify by June 17, 1998 to supply in digital format, using the photography provided, gridded height data for the entire country and map detail at 1:5000 map scale and 1:2500 map scale.
At a map scale of 1:100,000, 54 kilometers of the drainage network are within 100 meters of at least one landfill.
Software complying to the specification enables automatic overlay, in ordinary web browsers, of map images obtained from multiple map servers, regardless of map scale, projection, earth coordinate system, storage format, or vendor solution.
2 and entry in the structure plan map scale 1: 25,000) Coordination of the track beds in the meetings with the political monitoring group through a transparent process and ensure the participation of various bodies was ensured.
Chapter 7 had a rather lengthy discussion on map scale that is excellent for paper-based mapping, but in my opinion could have been trimmed given the context of this book and because I would not encourage students to place rulers on monitors to measure distances.
The mathematical focus of the lesson is on interpreting a map including understanding and applying a coordinate system to specify locations, using map scale to find the distances between landmarks, and using knowledge of compass bearings to describe the location of landmarks.
There appears to be no definition of the criteria for inclusion, or exclusion, of these sites of cultural significance, or whether map scale is a factor in inclusion.
Levy, Janey, The Silk Road: Using a Map Scale to Measure Distances (PowerKids Press, 2005).
First, locate the map scale and the compass rose on the map.
The 1:5,000 and 1:25,000 scale maps were digitized from the national topographic map series, but the 1:1,000 scale maps have been plotted from aerial photos because 1:5,000 is the highest map scale used for the national topographic map series.
TTP: The planner should have a land navigation kit to assist him in planning: Hand calculator, magnifying glass, pipe cleaners, military protractor or clear ruler, laminated map scale index, and laminated copies of field expedient direction determination techniques.
None of the prior classifications were wholly appropriate, because each system possessed one or more vegetation categories that were either too detailed or too coarse for meeting this map scale criterion.