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Map collection catalogues online :: Map scale :: Natural scale :: Cataloguing :: Conservation

Online Catalogues and Advice on Scale, Cataloguing and Conservation

Map collection catalogues online

Map scale

Natural scale indicators

  • These devices enable a quick calculation of scale from scale bars. A handy one can be purchased from Alberta Wood in Canada. E-mail:
  • 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.
    It may also be available Alberta Wood in Canada. E-mail:

Cataloguing of maps

Conservation of maps These pages have been compiled by: April Carlucci (British Library Map Library); Tinho da Cruz (Department of Geography, University of Liverpool), and; Anne Taylor (Cambridge University Library). Please Contact Us with any suggestions for inclusion, and details of links that don't work.

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