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# Does one inch equel the same amount of real miles on all maps?

Updated: 8/9/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

No, most maps, especially world maps, would be huge if the scale was 1 inch per mile. To illustrate, the earths circumference is 24000 miles approximately. This would need 24000 inches = 24000/12 = 2000 feet. This is just not practical.

On the other hand, many detail maps including US State Gazeteers are an even larger scale than 1inch per mile.

The British Ordinance Survey maps have several different scales, depending on what you want them for, although one inch to a mile is very common.
Of couse not. Some maps are drawn on, for example, a scale of 5 inches to the mile to show more detail.

Wiki User

6y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

Certainly not! Try it for yourself. Look at a map of the world such as you might find on one page in an atlas. One inch might be the width of Spain, 500 or 600 miles, while on a page showing Southern England, an inch would hardly span Greater London, ten or twenty miles.

Don't just swallow these things; try it yourself and see what you see! It is a lot more fun and it will give you better marks.

Wiki User

11y ago

No. That is the whole point of the scale.

On an A4 sized map of the world, an inch might represent 2000 miles whereas on a similar sized map of your street it may represent 1/100 mile. The world map will cover a large area but give very little detail while the second will give a lot of detail but only for a very small area.

Wiki User

12y ago

No, of course not. It depends on the scale of the map.

Wiki User

14y ago

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Wiki User

7y ago

You would have to refer to the scale markings or legend on the map to determine that. Different maps have different scales.

Wiki User

6y ago

It doesn't. Maps have different scales but one inch equals one mile is a common scale. It depends on how large an area the map represents.

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