What is Map Scale?

Scale is defined as the relationship between a distance measured on the map and the true distance on the ground. It can be presented in three different ways:

  • Graphic scale or bar scale
  • Representative fraction ("1/250,000") or ratio ("1:250,000")

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1. What is GIS?
2. What is the purpose of GIS?
3. Where does the information come from?
4. What is Map Scale?
5. What is a Projection?
6. What is an Orthoimage?
7. What is an Attribute Table?
8. What are some of the common data formats?
9. What is Vector Data?
10. What is Raster Data?
11. What is a Mapsheet?
12. What is a GPS?
13. What is Metadata?