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Aerial Photography Use and Scale Chart

 


Match Uses to Scale
 
Uses Scale type Scale ranges Map scales Common sources
Large area studies High altitude
(small scale)
1:50,000 to 1:90,000 1"=3333' to 1"=7500' (1.4 miles) USGS (NHAP)
NASA
APFO
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' USGS (NAPP, topo, BRD) FSA
DNR
Met Council
Counties
Site planning Low altitude
(large scale)
Up to 1:10,000 1"=883' to 1"=100' or less Mn/DOT
Cities

 

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