A NOTE ABOUT MAP SCALE:
Maps vary by scale (and usually detail). Select
your maps based on the amount of detail you will
- Small scale maps cover a wider surface area,
but in less detail. These maps are usually best
for trip planning.
- Large scale maps cover smaller surface areas,
but in greater detail. These maps are usually
best for when you are actually on your way.
The terms small scale and large scale are, of
course, subjective but, in broad terms, road maps
and atlases are smaller scale; walking maps and
city maps are larger scale.
But here's where it gets confusing: the larger
the number the smaller the scale!
These are the maps we consider to
be among the best in terms of detail, accuracy
Freytag & Berndt