[GRASS-user] Qn on 'exhibit scale' to print maps
zoltans at geograph.co.za
Thu Dec 19 00:33:12 PST 2019
My rule of thumb is ALWAYS put a scale-bar on any map.
These days the map maker never knows how/where/on what their maps may be
I know your query relates to a fixed one-off map print under controlled
conditions, but my comment relates to weening map readers off numeric
On 2019/12/19 01:14, Vishal Mehta wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had someone ask me about how to print a map at 'exhibit scale'.
> Basically, if a map scale is say 1 inch : 100 feet, they want to make
> sure that the printed map is such that the printed scale on the
> printed map is actually 1 inch in measurement.
> I was told this is common practice in construction, design CAD work.
> So i thought this was probably to do with setting the resolution (dpi)
> and size of the map image file (jpg) and experimented around. I was
> surprised to find that indeed i could not easily get the map printed
> the way i wanted. i ran into issues of printer resolution too (which i
> dont think has anything to do with the solution)
> This is probably a dumb qn, but i'd appreciate an answer!
> Vishal K. Mehta, PhD
> Sr. Scientist
> Stockholm Environment Institute - US
> 133 D St Suite F
> Davis CA 95616
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