In QGIS I want to know how can I find the scale of a map. I have state boundaries with me, and when I calculate the length of the boundary, it comes out to be something like 245.854.
This most definitely cannot be a state perimeter because states have very large boundaries.
How can I know what is the scale to which if I multiply 245.854, I would get the actual geographic value?
This is my line file, I want to know the actual geographical length according to the map, for example, if I am getting my total as 245 units, to what factor should I multiply it to know its actual conversion into the real world?
The data is Located in India, and here is the file: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1deA7GxeNK54hXrOGBp910-v7gMYsjEQg?usp=sharing, the data I uploaded was ESPG 4326, but I converted it to ESPG 3857 so that I can make buffers around line and I get meters in the buffer window