Map Scale Reference, US System

The table below shows the relationship between a distance on a map and a distance on the surface of the Earth, for commonly used map scales, in US system.

APSalin Map Scale Reference Table (US System)
Map Scale One inch on map represents One mile on the Earth is represented on the map by
1:2,000 166.67 ft 31.68 in
1:5,000 416.67 ft 12.67 in
1:6,000 500 ft 10.56 in
1:9,000 750 ft 7.04 in
1:10,000 833.33 ft 6.34 in
1:12,000 1,000 ft 5.28 in
1:20,000 1,666.67 ft 3.17 in
1:24,000 2,000 ft 2.64 in
1:25,000 2,083.33 ft 2.53 in
1:31,680 0.5 mi 2 in
1:50,000 0.789 mi 1.27 in
1:62,500 0.986 mi 1.014 in
1:63,360 1 mi 1 in
1:80,000 1.26 mi 0.792 in
1:100,000 1.58 mi 0.634 in
1:125,000 1.97 mi 0.507 in
1:126,720 2 mi 0.5 in
1:250,000 3.95 mi 0.253 in
1:500,000 7.89 mi 0.127 in
1:1,000,000 15.78 mi 0.063 in
1:5,000,000 78.91 mi 0.013 in
1:10,000,000 157.82 mi 0.006 in

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