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Aerial Photography Use and Scale Chart


Match Uses to Scale
Uses Scale type Scale ranges Map scales
Large area studies High altitude
(small scale)
1:50,000 to 1:90,000 1"=3333' to 1"=7500' (1.4 miles)
Delineations of land use, land cover, crops, soils, wetlands, etc. Medium altitude 1:10,000 up to 1:50,000 1"=833 to 1"=3333'
Site planning Low altitude
(large scale)
Up to 1:10,000 1"=883' to 1"=100' or less


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