World map scale. A large scale map shows greater detail because the scale is a larger fraction than a small scale map. Learn how bar scale fractional scale and verbal scale are used to find real world distances from measurements on map. Maps are considered large scale maps or small scale maps. The image youre picturing will most likely resemble the mercator projectiona 2d representation of the globe created in the 1500s which most maps you commonly.
For example on a 1100000 scale map 1cm on the map equals 1km on the ground. World map world map is very useful tool to understand geography world map is used to locate international boundaries location of places to plot population world map also use to know about geology and soil type. Political map of the world shown above the map above is a political map of the world centered on europe and africa. World maps form a distinctive category of maps due to the problem of projection.
A world map is a map of most or all of the surface of the earth. It shows the location of most of the worlds countries and includes their names where space allows. Map scale refers to the relationship or ratio between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground. The goal of the oer world map is to illuminate the global open educational resources movement by facilitating interaction and collaboration.
Become familiar with small and large scale maps.