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16:53 Feb 13, 2009
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Geography / geographic representation, maps
Spanish term or phrase:realizar equivalencias
In a list of objectives relating to a teaching unit on geographic representations, cartography, etc:
"Realizar equivalencias entre distancias reales y distancias representativas empleando o deduciendo distintas escalas lineales y cuadráticas"
Explanation: http://raider.muc.edu/~mcnaugma/Topographic Maps/map_scale.h...
These scales can be verbal, fractional, see information for verbal scale:
The simplest form of map scale is a VERBAL SCALE. A verbal scale just states what distance on a map is equal to what distance on the ground, i.e. 1 inch = 10 miles from our example above. Though verbal scales are easy to understand, you usually will not find them printed on topographic maps. Instead our second type of scale is used.
Remy Arce United States Local time: 22:28 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 4