Google Zoom Level to Scale Legend Mapping

Written by James McDonald

March 4, 2012

In the bottom left hand corner of a Google map you usually see a scale with Metres and Feet displayed.

Here is a list of what I think are the google zoom level to scale legend conversions.

Google Zoom to Metres/Feet, Kilometres/Miles

Zoom LevelMetricImperial
1920m100ft
1850m200ft
17100m200ft
16200m500ft
15500m2000ft
141km2000ft
131km1mi
122km2mi
115km2mi
1010km5mi
920km10mi
850km20mi
7100km50mi
6200km100mi
5500km200mi
41000km500mi
32000km1000mi
A table of what I believe the Google Zoom Levels equate to when viewing the Scale legend in the bottom left hand corner of a Google Map.

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