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Scale
of photo
Feet
per inch
Acres per
sq. inch
Sq. mi. in
9x9 photo
Miles
per side
1:1,200 1" = 100' 0.23 0.03 0.17
1:4,800 1" = 400' 3.67 0.46 0.68
1:9,600 1" = 800' 14.69 1.86 1.36
1:10,000 1" = 833.33' 15.94 2.02 1.42
1:12,000 1" = 1,000' 22.96 2.90 1.70
1:15,840 1" = 1,320' 40.00 5.06 2.25
1:20,000 1" = 1,666.67' 63.77 8.07 2.84
1:24,000 1" = 2,000' 91.83 11.62 3.41
1:31,680 1" = 2,640' 160.0 20.25 4.50
1:40,000 1" = 3,333.3' 255.1 32.28 5.68
1:60,000 1" = 5,000' 573.9 72.64 8.52
1:63,360 1" = 5,280' 640.0 81.00 9.00
1:90,000 1" = 7,500' 1,291.0 163.43 12.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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