View Poll Results: Which do you use?

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  • Imperial (ft or mile)

    2 33.33%
  • Metric (meter or kilometer)

    3 50.00%
  • I make up a unit of distance

    0 0%
  • Imperial and Metric

    1 16.67%
  • Imperial and a made up unit

    0 0%
  • Metric and a made up unit

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012

    Question Map Scale Icon

    When making a map scale icon for your map do you use the imperial ft, the scientifically invented meter or some other fictitious distance?

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    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.
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