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10-04-2012, 02:50 PM
When making a map scale icon for your map do you use the imperial ft, the scientifically invented meter or some other fictitious distance?

10-04-2012, 03:46 PM
I (usually) use the feet and miles simply because I understand it and it's pretty universal. I tend to not "invent" a measure as then I would have to explain it and make it more difficult for the user or viewer of the map to understand.