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How to find the scale of a map online?

October 24, 2019 at 03:30:17
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On this web page, for a river-rafting place in Norway:

is a topographic map of the area around the rafting place.
Scroll down the page a bit to see the map. The map itself
can be scrolled or enlarged to fill your screen. It can
also be zoomed in or zoomed out.

I have not been able to find a distance scale on the map.
How can I determine the scale?

The web page says the rafting place operates only during
the summer, so I don't know whether anyone will get my
email to them. I need an answer right now. :-)

A few kilometres upriver is the small town of Bagn, and a
couple of kilometres northwest of the center of Bagn is the
even smaller town of Reinli. That is the area I'm actually
interested in. If I knew, for example, the straight-line
distance between the Bagn church (Bagn kyrkje) and the
Reinli stave church (Reinli stavkyrkje) to some degree of
precision (say +/- 5 metres), then I could easily calculate
the map scale. There is what appears to be a soccer field
on the map, next to the middle school / junior high school
(the largest green rectangle near the center of town), but
my understanding is that sizes of soccer fields vary all
over the place, so I can't use it to find the scale. (Plus,
this soccer field appears to have been turned into a gravel
pile during the construction of a new highway tunnel through
the mountain across the river, so it may no longer exist.)

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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October 24, 2019 at 03:53:26

google maps has a scale ;)

edit: the distance between the green island and the white one on the left is about 1000m

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October 24, 2019 at 15:02:26
Google earth also has a scale on each screen.

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