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Title: Length and area equivalents for interpreting wildland resource maps

Author: Amidon, Elliot L.; Whitfield, Marilyn S.

Date: 1969

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-190. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-190

Description: Map users must refer to an appropriate scale in interpreting wildland resource maps. Length and area equivalents for nine map scales commonly used have been computed. For each scale a 1-page table consists of map-to-ground equivalents, buffer strip or road widths, and cell dimensions required for a specified acreage. The conversion factors are stored in a Fortran program. It can be easily modified to compute equivalents for other map scales.

Keywords: map, map scale (ratios), map interpretation, map-to-ground equivalents

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Amidon, Elliot L.; Whitfield, Marilyn S.   1969.  Length and area equivalents for interpreting wildland resource maps .   Res. Note PSW-RN-190. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

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