Topographic Map Basics

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 Using a ruler and the map scale (1:24,000), determine the actual distance in miles between the points listed below. (If you are looking at the map on a computer screen, you'll need to determine the map scale for whatever magnification factor you are viewing it at. To determine this scale, simply take a ruler, and on the screen, measure the width of the nearest township and range section.  Since sections are 1 mile wide, your map scale would be x inches = 1 mile).

Radio tower and the Lake Dardanelle Powerplant.

Radio Tower to New Hope Church

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