2.2.3. Change the map scale
Using the and buttons.
- Using the mouse wheel: roll it towards you to decrease the scale (“zoom out”); roll it away from you to increase the scale (“zoom in”).
- Using the mouse button: double-click on the map to increase the scale (“zoom in”); right-click to decrease it (“zoom out”).
126.96.36.199. Map scale
Map scale: the ratio between the size of an image and the size of the actual item it represents. For example, “Scale 1:100 000” means that the image of an item on a map is 100,000 times smaller than the actual item.
Scale is a constant value on printed maps, but it may change on electronic ones.
On Yandex Map Editor, scale is indicated in relative units between 1 and 21. You can see the current scale value in the map's URL (“М” in the “=M&ll=” group):
Here are the approximate scale equivalences between Yandex.Maps and “printed maps”:
- 9 scale ~ 1:1,000,000
- 12 scale ~ 1:100,000
- 14 scale ~ 1:25,000,000
- 16 scale ~ 1:10,000
- 17 scale ~ 1:5,000
The complete range of Yandex.Maps scales is only available for territories where satellite images of sufficient quality are available.