[OpenMap Users] scale help

From: <MNewcomb_at_tacintel.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 15:02:20 -0400

I'm looking at my OpenMap map at a scale of 1:20,000. What exactly is the
20,000? I'm just running the default OpenMap application (640x480) and I
used the distance tool to measure from one side of the window to the other
and it came out to ~1.648 miles. That isn't 20,000 anything (meters, feet,
centimeters, etc.).

So, what exactly is the scale a ratio of?

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