Verbal scale

Verbal scale definition:

A verbal scale also referred to as a “word statement” or “scale expression”, is where the response options are presented to the respondent using words, whether spoken or written.




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Verbal map scale:

A map scale that expresses the relationship between distance on the map and distance on the ground in words; for example, "One inch equals 10 miles."


Graphic map scale:


graphic map scale















Fractional map scale:

The fractional method for portraying the scale of a map uses a representative fraction to describe the ratio between the map and the real world. This can be shown as 1:50, 000 or 1/50, 000.


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