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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Changing the scale (generalisation) in ArcGIS 10

I have 2 polygon layers, accordingly 1:10 000 and 1:500 000. I want to generalize the first layer from 1:10 000 to 1:500 000. I tried using Simplify polygon tool, and since these scales relate to ...
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Merging two polygon layers with one layer having priority over the other

How do I merge two polygon layers? One is coarse scale over a large area (land use). The other is fine scale but is patchy (agricultural fields) in extent. I want the same extent of the land use layer ...
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different zoom level for same shapefile arcmap [duplicate]

I have a road Shapefile in ArcMap which includes three different type of roads highway, motorway, streets. I want to display all these roads at different scale. One way to do this is to create three ...
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Scale Selection Symbols with Reference Scale using ArcGIS Engine?

With an ArcGIS Engine application, I am trying to figure out how to have the Selected Symbols scale with reference scale when selected using ArcObjects. They are currently not scaling correctly in ...
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Digitized Map To Scale

Is it perfectly acceptable to produce a map at a scale of 1:24,000 from a database that was digitized from a 1:100,000 scale source map?
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Scale and density values in density map appear wrong when in projected coordinate system?

I'm making a series of maps illustrating different aspects (road density, location of dams, elevation etc...) of a single watershed in California. In most of my maps, I've had the projection set to ...
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Is there a way to change the scale bar interval and other settings on individual Data-Driven Pages?

Sometimes I'll have a MXD set up as a mapbook using Data Driven Pages, but I'd like to display certain pages at a different scale than others in the same mapbook. I can do that using the Data Driven ...
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ETRS89-LCC true scale

With QGis 2.12.0 I made a map with the "EPSG 3034 ETRS89-LCC" I then modified the parallels of latitude with custom ones by the rule of 2:6, so from: +proj=lcc +lat_1=35 +lat_2=65 +lat_0=52 +lon_0=10 ...
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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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QGIS Data Frame scale

I am trying to setup the Data Frame in QGIS to a minimum scale of 1:0 like ArcMap does. Zooming in goes down to 25.000:1 Any suggestions? Thanks
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How to create a coverage layer (low overlap & fix scale)

I'm preparing a coverage layer from a linear SHP ( a pipe of 300 km). I use the tool "v.split.length" to cut the original SHP into several sections. In the box "maximum segment length" I manually ...
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stack 10 modis ndvi geotiffs and scale them by 0.0001

I have 10 geotiffs Modis ndvi named 2005.tif ... 2014.tif I want to stack them all and create timeseries. i know how to do that, but the stacked images still need scaling by 0.0001. how can i bulk ...
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Features becomes bigger on zooming in Openlayers 2.13

i'm new in developing Openlayers applications.I want to add Points and LinearRing objects to the same layer. My Problem is, when I add a LinearRing and I am zomming in, the geometry gets bigger and ...
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Custom scalebar units in ArcMap?

Is it possible to create a scalebar in ArcMap that shows distances in custom units? I understand how to do this manually, but it would be great if I could define a custom unit of measurement (let's ...
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Frames from CAD to frames in Qgis

I'm trying to use some frames from Autocad (DXF / DWG) as a frame in Qgis (*.qpt??) but I don't know how to do it or if it's possible.
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QGis / Scale & scalebar wrong [closed]

First, I would like to apologize for the mistakes. My English is not very good. I read a lot but I don´t find the answer. I'm trying to put a scalebar in a very simple map but the measurement is not ...
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QGIS Units and Scale

I am exploring QGIS 2.10.1-Pisa for the first time. I'm familiar with ArcMap, but I need to explore QGIS as an alternative. I am having a hard time trying to figure out the units and scale situation. ...
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Zoom Scale in OpenLayers 3

Need to change the default zoom of OpenLayers 3 to do so adapted scales, type [1: 100000, 1: 50000.1: 25000.1: 10000.1: 1000.1: 500] have seen in Openlayers2 if you can, but at 3 I have not found a ...
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QGIS Labeling OSM items depending on scale

I'm working with OSM data in QGIS 2.10 (Ubuntu). I'd like to label items depending on scale. What I mean to do is to have only labels of "primary" roads from a scale of 1:80.000 down to 1:50:000 all ...
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Rasters added to mosaic dataset only display at large acale

I have a set of 357 rasters in .jp2 that I've added to a mosaic dataset. All but 7 of them display properly, but the 7 only display at larger scales, around 1:6500 and under. I've tried adding them ...
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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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Geoserver SLD for min-max scale range display

I am new to Geoserver, so this is potentially very simple. 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 ...
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Checking layers with scale based visibility for visibility in QGIS

I am writing a Python method which I want the mouse click event to connect to. The method selects objects from layers that satisfy certain conditions. I want to select from any visible layer, that has ...
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Default Opengeo suite print module- scales given in selector differ when using the zoom slider

Using a default installation of the 3.0.2 suite, opening the Composer view(with the MapQuest OSM tiles as background) and clicking print (to pdf) to activate the print preview there appears to be a ...
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Drawing Google Map & printing at 1:160 (N Scale for modeling)?

I would like to draw a Google Map between two cities crossing a mountain pass in the Western USA. That part I can do just fine. What I would then like to do is print it at the scale (am I using that ...
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Loading Shapefile with Work Network creating Negative Scale

For the company I work for, we have our own servers and network we load upon start up to do our work within QGIS. However its about 50/50 when loading an outside shapefile that it works. When I load ...
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Can TextSymbolizer font size be set as a function of the scale?

The standard behaviour when rendering WMS layers is to keep the text size across all scales and then filter out colliding labels so that the text remains readable, although delivering incomplete ...
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how does arcmap calculate scalebar inside a WGS84 layout?

ArcMap lets you put a scalebar inside a layout referncing a WGS84 data frame. How is the scale calculated? Is it a "mean" scale? And, in case it's right, what "mean" scale could mean?
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Dynamic scale bar, coordinates and grid for map frame in Mapinfo map layout

I am looking for a dynamic scale bar and coordinates (grid) for map frame in the map layout of Mapinfo. To make it clear I am talking about separate scale bar in layout which is not part of map ...
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Creating polygon grid using fixed extent

I have a Shapefile of a town. I would like to divide the whole area into grids such that each grid has a scale of 1:2000. I have set my map to fixed scale (1:2000) in Layout View.
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Divide into grid and Mosaic using google earth?

Is it possible to download 1:2000 scale of a town using google earth image? If divide the whole area into grid and mosaic them is an option, how it is done using google earth? I tried using grid. But ...
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NHD layers won't redraw in ArcGIS 10.1 at small scale?

If I am already zoomed in to a smaller scale and then add the NHD Hydrography dataset (already clipped to just Texas), I can see all the NHDFlowlines, NHDAreas, and other layers that come in the ...
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Printing a 1" scale from 2.8.2 Print Composer

I'm working on a small-scale site survey in qGIS, and for engineering purposes I need to print physical copies of the map that can be used with an engineering ruler. Basically, I need a way to print ...
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When does a local system introduce errors in a map due to the earth's curvature?

If the extent of a map is very small, like a building plan, there is no coordinate reference system used. To which scale/size of building is that acceptable? Of course it depends on the precision ...
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How to know if shapefile is georeferenced?

I have a shapefile which is located in province in indonesia. it contains many sub-province if i removed sub regions inside a shapefile, and it leaves a small region, and my question is that small ...