# How do you convert map scales?

## How do you convert map scales?

Map Scale Calculator

1. When 1 millimeter on the map is equivalent to 1 kilometer on the ground, the map scale is 1:100000.
2. At a map scale of 1:100000, 1 kilometer on the ground is equivalent to 1 millimeter on the map.
3. At a map scale of 1:100000, 1 millimeter on the map is equivalent to 1 kilometer on the ground.

### How do you find the scale of a map?

Map scale refers to the relationship (or ratio) between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground. For example, on a 1:100000 scale map, 1cm on the map equals 1km on the ground.

#### What does 1 25000 scale mean on a map?

The basics. On a 1:25 000 map, such as an OS Explorer, one unit of length on the map represents 25,000 units on the ground. So 1cm on the map represents 25,000cm or 250 metres on the ground.

How do you calculate distance on a map scale?

If the scale is a verbal statement (i.e. “1 inch equals 1 mile”), determine the distance by simply measuring it with a ruler. For example, if the scale says 1 inch = 1 mile, then for every inch between the two points on the map, the real distance on the ground is that number in miles.

What size is a 1 50000 scale map?

Maths (still sorry): A 1:50,000 scale means that each millimetre on your map represents 50,000 millimetres or 50 metres on the ground. (Therefore 2 mm on the map represents 100 metres and 2 cm a kilometre).

## What does a map scale of 1 50 000 mean?

Mapping. Scale describes the ratio in size between something in the real world and its representation on a map. In other words, if a map has a scale of 1:50 000 then a distance of 1 cm on the map represents 50 000cm (500 m) in the real world.

### Is a 1 250 000 scale map useful for walking or driving?

Maps are made at different scales for different purposes. The 1:25 000 scale map is very useful for walking, but if you use it in a car you will quickly drive off the edge! On the other hand, maps at 1:250 000 scale (note the extra zero) show lots more land, but in far less detail.

#### What’s the formula for distance between two points?

Learn how to find the distance between two points by using the distance formula, which is an application of the Pythagorean theorem. We can rewrite the Pythagorean theorem as d=√((x_2-x_1)²+(y_2-y_1)²) to find the distance between any two points.

What is the most common map scale?

For example, if your U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map has a scale of 1:24,000, it means that 1 inch on the map is equal to 24,000 inches (2,000 feet or 610 meters) in the real world. Your map’s scale legend will always be at the bottom. For USGS topographic maps, 1:24,000 is the scale most often used.