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    Author(s): Elliot L. Amidon; Marilyn S. Whitfield
    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
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    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.

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    Citation

    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

    Keywords

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

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