What does it mean when a map is drawn to scale?

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No matter the size of the drawing, it is depicted in the same proportions as the actual object that is the subject of the drawing.


ANSWER #2 of 3

It means that the distances are all relative to each other - equal.

If you hand draw a map for a friend, you know, with a main road and a couple of streets, it's not usually "to scale." You might draw two streets different lengths, whereas they might be the same length in reality. If you look at a proper map, it's always to scale. Might be that 1 inch equals a mile, for example.



ANSWER #3 of 3

proportion!! THANK YOU, amblessed,. I couldn't come up with that word for the life of me last night... whew.


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