Discussion Groups

## Autodesk MapGuide

Contributor
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-02-2003

# Scale on printed maps

496 Views, 3 Replies
01-08-2004 10:07 AM
What does the scale mean on the printed maps? At the bottom of your mapguide window you have 1:2500 and then next to it you have 1667X1682 (ft), so what does the 1:2500 mean? How would you print a map that is 1" = 300' for instance?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
*Tripp Corbin

# Re: Scale on printed maps

01-08-2004 10:22 AM in reply to: nickins
1:2500 is standard way to indicate scale in cartography. It means 1 unit = 2500units. If your map is in feet you just divide the 2500 by 12 to get the 1" = ?? feet. -- Charles C. (Tripp) Corbin III, MCP Associate Vice President, GIS/Mapping Keck & Wood, Inc. www.keckwood.com (678) 417-4013 (678) 417-8785 fax "nickins" wrote in message news:11205645.1073585319970.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > What does the scale mean on the printed maps? At the bottom of your mapguide window you have 1:2500 and then next to it you have 1667X1682 (ft), so what does the 1:2500 mean? How would you print a map that is 1" = 300' for instance? > > Any help would be appreciated. > > Thank you.
*Tripp Corbin

# Re: Scale on printed maps

01-08-2004 10:28 AM in reply to: nickins
Oh and I forgot. To print to a specific scale, right click in the map view. Then it is print>page setup. It is at the bottom of the dialog. -- Charles C. (Tripp) Corbin III, MCP Associate Vice President, GIS/Mapping Keck & Wood, Inc. www.keckwood.com (678) 417-4013 (678) 417-8785 fax "Tripp Corbin" wrote in message news:3ffd9f3c\$1_2@statler... > 1:2500 is standard way to indicate scale in cartography. It means 1 unit = > 2500units. If your map is in feet you just divide the 2500 by 12 to get the > 1" = ?? feet. > > -- > Charles C. (Tripp) Corbin III, MCP > Associate Vice President, GIS/Mapping > Keck & Wood, Inc. > www.keckwood.com > (678) 417-4013 > (678) 417-8785 fax > > > "nickins" wrote in message > news:11205645.1073585319970.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > > What does the scale mean on the printed maps? At the bottom of your > mapguide window you have 1:2500 and then next to it you have 1667X1682 (ft), > so what does the 1:2500 mean? How would you print a map that is 1" = 300' > for instance? > > > > Any help would be appreciated. > > > > Thank you. > >
Contributor
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎05-07-2008

# Re: Scale on printed maps

07-12-2010 08:59 PM in reply to: nickins

Hi Nickins??

Do you know, how to print a map in mapguide (from ajax viewer) using a plotter???

Thanks,

Mel.