what is a small scale?
shows a small amount of detail in a large area
what is a large scale?
shows a large amount of detail in a small area
what are the 5 size levels?
world > canada > ontario > markham > neighbourhood
what is one kilometre in meters?
1 km = 1000 m
what is one meter in centimetres?
1 m = 100 cm
what is one kilometre in centimetres?
1 km = 100 000 cm
what is a ratio scale?
no units, written in ratio form
what is a verbal / direct statement scale?
different units (ex. cm, km) written in words
what is a linear scale?
uses a line divided into equal parts
what is step one of finding the scale?
use the known distance (in km)
what is step two of finding the scale?
measure the distance of the two places on a map (in cm)
what is step three of finding the scale?
divide the km by the cm
how do you convert a verbal scale to ratio?
remove the units and add 5 zeros