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How many miles per inch are on Google Earth?

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February 01, 2012 6:36PM

Google Earth dynamically draws the map so the scale depends on the screen resolution and the zoom factor. An inch measured on a 15" monitor with 1024x768 pixel resolution would be quite different than an inch on a 40" monitor with 2560x1600 pixel resolution.

At the max zoom level Google Earth shows approximately one feet per inch.

To display the map scale in Google Earth you select 'Scale Legend' option in the View menu. This will show the scale in feet/miles or meters/km depending on your units preference.