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What is a scale? Explain one main feature of small scale and large scale maps. 

Asked by Topperlearning User 6th April 2016, 10:08 AM
Answered by Expert

Scale is the ratio between the actual distance on the ground and distance shown on the map.

There are two types of scale maps. They are:

  • Small Scale Maps: It shows large areas on a small scale. For example, 1 cm on the map can show up to 100 km on the ground.
  • Large Scale Maps: It shows small areas on a paper. For example, 2 cm on a map may show only 200 meters on the ground.



Answered by Expert 6th April 2016, 12:08 PM
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