How To Construct & Interpret Scale Maps


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A map scale expresses

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1. A scale of 1:25,000 reads as

2. A bar scale tells you

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you comprehend about constructing and interpreting scale maps with the quiz and worksheet. Answer questions on areas such as what a map scale expresses and how to interpret it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will guide you to:

  • Explain a bar scale
  • Identify the units for a scale on a map
  • Understand how to explain a given scale

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills with the quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of map scales and how they are connected to what they express
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the units for a scale on a map and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a bar scale

Additional Learning

This lesson will teach you more about the subject. The lesson is entitled How To Construct & Interpret Scale Maps and it will adhere to the following study goals:

  • Define a scale
  • Understand how to read scale maps
  • Recognize how they are constructed