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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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What is the difference between an RF and a verbal scale?

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The difference between an RF and a verbal scale.

Explanation

Map scale is the representation of the distance relationship between the map and the ground. Map scale can be of three types namely, verbal scale, graphic or bar scale, and RF scale. Verbal scale represents a statement on the map such as “ one inch represents 1.58 miles” which means one inch on the map is equal to 1.58 miles on the real ground surface.

A representative factor (RF) is a ratio of unit of distance on the map to the distance of that unit in reality...

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