What is the difference between the 1:25k scale and the 1:50k?

posted this on 9 Feb 2017

The 1:25k scale maps are ideal for use by people needing great detail on their maps as they show contours at 5m intervals, field boundaries, good path detail within wooded areas, and detail on building layouts - all of which can make a difference for precision navigation. Typical users might be hikers, mountain bikers and climbers who need this very specific information. The 1:50k maps are designed for people who don't need such specific detail, and who are comfortable with contours at 10m intervals, and don't need to see field boundaries or specific detail on building layouts. Typical users might be cyclists, horse riders, or those simply planning a general path.

Categories: Mapping

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