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Distances on the map (F5 key)?

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What is the distance or size of each square on the map?  I see the coordinate system, but wonder what units it is and the size of grid squares.  I am trying to estimate and determine distances on the map.

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At a scale of 1:50,000 (standard for SB's maps) each grid square is 1km square or 1000x1000m.  Check here for further info.

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Actually regardless of the map scale (assuming its metric, not a nautical or aviation chart, ... i.e. a standard military topographical map) a square has 1 000m sides.

 

Its just that on a say 1:25 000 map the squares on the paper are bigger and conversely, on a 1:100 000 map the squares on the paper are smaller than those on a 1:50 000 map.

 

Edited by Gibsonm

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Plus, you have a wide range zoom function, so there's actually not much of a point discussing the scale (we do orient ourselves on the classic 1:50,000 scale map, however).

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