small-scale map

small-scale map

A map having a scale smaller than 1:600,000. See also map.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The book follows the anthropological tradition of focussing on one ethnic enclave rather than on the city as a whole, the one, small-scale map indicating how small a territorial part the 'township' is in relation to the whole, and pays minimal attention to the shifts in economic opportunities provided within the greater urban area.
A 1:24,000 scale would be considered a large-scale map and the 1:250,000 scale would be considered a small-scale map.
I am forced to conclude that 'someone in authority' is looking at a small-scale map and misjudging the proximity of the two areas.
Both viewpoint and view shift from the distant, and the small-scale map showing whole countries or continents, to the factotum's intimacy with the agricultural idiosyncrasies of his master's estate and to the individual streets of London along which the queen moved in her London "Progress," trailing pageants in her wake.
The map on this page is a small-scale map, which means it shows a large area.
There are a few very small-scale maps showing the routes of the various expeditions across the oceans.
The small-scale maps are useful, but a couple of geographical terms are not explained in the glossary--equator, hemisphere.
More generally, during the Cold War, small-scale maps served to make dangers appear menacing: with Vietnam appearing close to Singapore and Australia; or Afghanistan to the Indian Ocean.
People who complain that in small-scale maps the name Birmingham sometimes is not fitted in between London and Manchester should try fitting the double words Greater Birmingham in the space.
Chapin and his colleagues, who by 1994 had left Cultural Survival to for Native Lands, embarked on a series of "participatory mapping" projects, in which indigenous groups made hand-drawn maps of their ancestral lands, and these maps were then combined with inputs from aerial photograph interpreters and cartographers to produce highly detailed, small-scale maps of the tribal territories.