MCG Toolbox 2: Online Catalogues and Advice on Scale, Cataloguing and Conservation

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Map collection catalogues online

Map scale

Natural scale indicators

  • These devices enable a quick calculation of scale from scale bars and degrees of latitude.
  • A handy clear plastic one can be purchased from Alberta Wood in Canada. E-mail: awood@mun.ca  !!IMPORTANT NOTE!!! In March 2017 Alberta emailed to say that she had no more in a saleable condition but might look into reprinting.
  • A paper version can be purchased from EastView: Map Link Scalefinder
  • You Tube Video on how to use a Natural Scale Indicator
  • The U. S. Geological Survey has published a poster to aid the conversion of bar scales to representative fractions: Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, No.MF 1141, 'Graphs showing linear to fractional scale conversions for maps', by Alpha, T.R. and Poole, D.W., 1979, SAP Number 30236.

Cataloguing of maps

Conservation of maps

These pages were compiled by: April Carlucci (British Library Map Library); Tinho da Cruz (Department of Geography, University of Liverpool), and; Anne Taylor (Cambridge University Library). They are maintained by the Map Curators' Group of the BCS. Colleagues are requested to help keep this information current by suggesting corrections or additions