Map Scales

Fact Sheet 015-02



The proportion chosen for a particular map is its scale. Selecting the appropriate scale depends on the size of the sheet of paper and the accurate placement of features. Ground area, rivers, lakes, roads, distances between features, and so on must be shown proportionately smaller than they really are.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Map Scales
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 015-02
DOI 10.3133/fs01502
Edition -
Year Published 2002
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description 2 p.
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