The ratio between distances on a map and distances in the world

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Use ArcPy to identify annotation reference scale? [on hold]

I would like to retrieve the value of an annotation feature class reference scale using ArcPy (under ArcGIS 10.1). I cannot find where this property is stored (tried to access using the describe ...
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Georeferenced images gives wrong scale

When I georeference satellite images with a CRS for my region (Hartebeeshoek94), I get a scale of 1:10 and larger. But when I use WGS84 the scale appears correct, e.g. 1:50 000. I am using QGIS v2.13....
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ScaleLine shows NaN for LCC projection

I have used openlayers along with geoserver. My Map is having LCC projection by default, but SRS is EPSG:4042. The problem is that the scaleline shows NaN in meter as well as feet. How can I correct ...
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Setting a scale range for labels in KML files

Is there a way for labels to be displayed in KML only when zoomed in (or out) beyond a certain scale range, just as it is possible in ArcGIS? If exporting to KML from ArcGIS, I guess the first step is ...
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On a map of the globe that is 1920x1080px, how big would each pixel be?

I heard from one source 21km square, and from another 245km square...
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How to get current scale of a Leaflet map?

I've been looking through the Leaflet API to see if there is a getScale method or scale property of a map, and have't seen anything. Does anyone know if Leaflet provides a way to get the current map ...
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How to calculate a map scale with bounding box, width and height?

I have a map that will allow the user to select or slice images/pictures out of it. As example a map width is 1200px * 1200px and the user selects say 700px x 700px square (note: aspect ratio is ...
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QGIS Web Client zoom and scale

I have a problem with setting up zoom levels and max/min scale in QGIS web client. It looks like that values used in GlobalOptions.js file does not apply. Right now ZOOM_LEVELS is 70, maxScale 50 and ...
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Digitization scale

What is the relationship between the map scale and the digitization scale? Is there any rule? In my case, I'm making a map at 1:35'000. At what scale would you digitize the roads from satelite image?
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Web site for plan upload and measure

I've got plans of my house and a warehouse on paper. I would like to scan them in JPEG, import them on my PC and measure them. I'm looking for a website where I can upload those tiff, jpeg or pdf ...
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Maximum scale dependent visibility changes from 1:0 to -2147483648:1

QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour. When i open the layer properties and the scale dependent visibility is unchecked and when i check it, the maximum (inclusive) shows 1:0. I click Apply, OK, reopen layer properties ...
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QGIS 2.81. Why can i only see my whole polygon and nothing if i zoom in

I have a polygon layer with one object. It is a flood inundation map. I could see my layer all the time in every scale factor. From one moment to the other it changed and know it is only visible if i ...
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Shortcut to display scale from cache in qgis print composter

Bit of a tricky question, not sure if this can be done. When loading a map in the print composer I always click on the main area where the map displays, then click on 'set to map canvas extent'. Then ...
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scale polygon in Qgis [duplicate]

The task is to scale a polygon in QGIS. The procedure is performed tracing the polygon and then apply a scaling factor ( the factor used is " Distance on the ground" / " Distance on map " ) . Both ...
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Aggregate postal code based aggregated data to district scale (MAUP)

I have data aggregated to postal codes for cities in Germany. Is there anyway to aggregate this data to city districts (which look very different from postal codes spatially) in ArcGIS? It is really ...
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Set minimum scale on QGis Print composer (atlas)

I have a template ready to be printed on Print composer tool of Qgis. I need to fix a minimum scale while figures are represented one by one (1:10000) I would like to combine the scale tool controled ...
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Why 1 cm is 1 km in my map? [closed]

I have this map in ArcMap (you can download my map document from here), and I don't know why, but if I set the scale to 1:1, I can see my whole city. When I used the measure tool, I found out that ...
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How to check my EPSG and units in R when it is not defined in proj4string?

After reading my .shp in R using readOGR(), I tried to figure out what is my EPSG and what are my units in my projections? when I tape my.shp = readOGR(dsn=setwd(dsn = dsn, my....
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How can I calculate the canvas scale in QGIS print composer?

Using the atlas functionality in QGIS 2.14 The canvas scale varies according to the object in question (national parks). I want to have a numbered scale based on the canvas print size. I tried using ...
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Meaning&Computation of range property in CMAPI map.view.zoom message

We are implementing a CMAPI 1.3.0 programming interface to abstract basic Gis commands from the actual Gis library underneath (Luciad Lightspeed 2016.0). In the map.view.zoom command, I don't ...
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QGIS 2.14 Essen Scale Setting Problem

The scale of the canvas plot shows in the status bar as everyone knows. However If I want to change the scale it refuses to work properly. This occurs whether I select a scale from the drop-down menu ...
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Silverlight Map with ESRI Imagery

I have a map service which is using data from a local repository, viewed using the ESRI Silverlight API. I am dynamically adding a tiled map service for imagery from ESRI. The map service can be ...
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Geoserver SLD for min-max scale range display

I am new to GeoServer. I am trying to add a scale range to a layer that I am serving as a WMS. I want the layer to only be displayed between 1:30,000 and 1:1,000,000. I am using the max/min scale ...
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ESRI Story Maps | Usage in large-scale maps/plans

If there´s a possibility to adjust the scale of the basemap to plan-like maps. Thing is, that i´ve got a map/plan of a greenhouse and i wanna make a "guide" through this greenhouse to show some rare ...
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How do I create a map that is not to scale in QGIS?

I want to make a map that isn't to scale and I'm so used to being pedantic about CRS and scale that I don't know where to start. The map that I need to make is a simple guide for people to get to a ...
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Is it possible to find the minimum map-able unit (MMU) after creating a map?

I'm not very good with the GIS lingo so I apologise if this doesn't make too much sense! Lets say I have just finished digitising the land cover of an aerial photograph and it's looking like the ...
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How to scale polygon to obtain specific area in javascript?

I have got a source polygon (saved as standard js array). I want to scale it down to obtain new destination polygon in the centre with 1/3 of source area. On the cartesian space i just scaling down ...
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Layer Extent NOT Set When Bringing In ArcGIS Server map service?

I published a mapping service on ArcGIS Server 10.3, set the layer to 'Don't show layer when zoomed' 'in beyond' to 1:577,791, prior to publishing. When I bring in the mapping service into ArcMap, ...
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Polygon scaling using arcpy

Is it possible to scale each polygon by a numeric value in an attribute table field using arcpy. I have updated the code from some previous excellent work done by Evil Genius import arcpy import ...
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Setting up Hot Key to zoom to Map Scale?

I'm wondering if I can set up a hot key to zoom to 1:4500 whenever I use it. Also if I can set up a hot key to zoom in to 1:1250. I have these two extents set up in the custom extent area and when ...
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How to automatically assign current map scale to a shape created in QGIS?

In QGIS, would it be possible to automatically assign the current map scale to a feature created during an edit session and save it into a field in the attribute table? I have a series of OS maps of ...
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Interpolation of point data with different scope

I need to interpolate a raster from point data (air pollution stations data). What I want to achieve is to distinguish the station's scope (or range or scale). For example some station's data are ...
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Printing at scale using MapInfo?

Using MapInfo 12.5, I want to be able to print a property at a set scale - say 1:1000 or 1:5000. What is the easiest way to do it? I want to be able to show a Scale Bar so that the user can ...
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Inserting scale bar in ENVI without resolution loss

I am currently using ENVI version 5.3.1 and am trying to insert a scale bar to the image, in addition to the north arrow already provided by default. I have tried searching on how to do this with most ...
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Map scale based on altitude

I'm either missing something or failing at some basic math here, but is it possible to calculate the map resolution (map units/pixel) based on altitude (from sea level)? I have center coordinates and ...
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Drawing circle of specified radius in meters using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I am trying to add a circle of a specified radius (let's say 200 meters) to a map. My thought is to create a SimpleMarkerSymbol object. The constructor asks for a size of the symbol in pixels, but I ...
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Way to Shrink Alaska and Hawaii for “Stereotypical View”

Is there anyway to shrink Alaska and Hawaii to create a map that looks like the stereotypical map with AK in the corner, etc.? I thought about trying to isolate AK and HI in their own layers and then ...
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How to create dynamic (depend on scale) coordinates grid in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I am working in ArcGIS Desktop. I want to dynamicly change my coordinate grid in layout view depending on map's scale. How to do that? Currently I have to change this manually every time I zoom in or ...
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In ArcMap, how much is a Zoom Out click [duplicate]

In ArcMap, when I zoom out (or in) a single mouse-click (not dragging a rectangle, just a click), what is the change to the ratio? If it is different between coordinate systems please explain it on ...
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Calculating scale for printing on paper

I will be making PDFs with maps on them. Two pages, one a4, one a3 format. Both will print the same thing, just one is going to be larger. Question - what scale do I print on the PDF? The number. If ...
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Leaflet.js setBounds, scaling

I'm using leaflet.js to create a map of Scotland, with two insets for the Orkney and Shetland groups of islands. This is as far as I've got. I wish to guarantte that no matter what size the overall ...
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What ratio scales do Google Maps zoom levels correspond to?

Can anyone provide me with a link (or some details) on the actual ratio to "zoom level" figures for Google Maps? e.g. Google Maps Level 13 = 1:20000
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Cached services appear at all scales but not limited to the cache scales

Cached services appear at all scales but not limited to the cache scales Can anyone give an explanation why the Cached services appear at all scales but not limited to the cache scales, for example I ...
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Scaling distance by area

For each administrative unit, I calculate the median distance between businesses. However, for larger unit, this distance is naturally bigger (and does not paints a fair picture of, say, the effort by ...
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How do I know the vertical/horizontal units of my DEM? I'm creating a slope using gdaldem

I'm using gdaldem to create a slope map. I can apply a scale. The default is 1. The notes say: Ratio of vertical units to horizontal. If horizontal unit of source DEM is degrees (e.g WGS84 ...
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Why did the USGS use 1:24,000 scale for their large scale topo maps?

I can't find any particular reason this scale was used for most of their 7.5 minute large scale topo maps. At 1:24000 1"=2000' and 1cm=240m and the area per map varies between 49 and 70 square miles, ...
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QGIS: layer scale visibility

I need to display a line-type layer differently according to scale. Do I necessarily have to use a rule-based representation and make several different rules (one per scale interval) or is it possible ...
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Finding suitable font size for map scale in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10.
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Digitizing scale when digitizing from Bing imagery service in QGIS

I need to digitize a bunch of islands from imagery in QGIS. It is the Bing Maps aerial imagery layer. I will obtain all required permissions. My plan is to lock the map scale at 1:25,000 and use heads ...
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OpenLayers Layer.Vector with external graphic image overlay - scale help

I have this image overlay that has a lot of dynamic features associated with it, which are coming from a JSON file that's updated regularly with live data. I believe I need to use the Layer.Vector ...