# What does a map scale of 1 25 000 mean?

**1**:25,000

**scale means**that each millimetre on your

**map**represents 25,000 mm or

**25**metres on the ground (therefore 4mm on your

**1**:25,000

**map**will represent 100 metres and 4 cm will represent

**1**km). Area Covered: A

**1**:25,000

**map**will cover a smaller area than a

**1**:50,000

**map**.

Consequently, what does 1 24000 mean on a map?

Topographic **Map** Scale. For example, if your U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) **map** has a scale of **1**:**24,000**, it means that **one** inch on the **map** is equal to **24,000** inches (2000 feet or 609.6 meters) in the real world. Your **map's** scale legend will always be at the bottom.

**1**:

**500,000**. One unit of length on the map represents

**500,000**of that same unit on the ground. For example,

**1**inch on the map =

**500,000**inches on the ground. One cm on the map represents

**500,000**cms on the ground.

Also to know, what does a scale of 1 2500 mean?

Representative Text / Ratio **Scale** Ratio **scales** are **one** of the most common ways to depict **scale** on maps. It tells the map reader that **one** unit on the map is equal to a certain number of units in the real world. Example: **1**:**2500**. For example, **1**:**2500 means** that **1** cm = **2500** cm.

**Map scale** refers to the relationship (or ratio) between distance on a **map** and the corresponding distance on the ground. For example, on a 1:100000 **scale map**, 1cm on the **map** equals 1km on the ground.