what do you mean by the term the scale of the map? Share with your friends Share 0 Samarth Vashisht answered this a scale is used for measuring so just like that the scale used to measure distances on a map is called scale of the map.. 2 View Full Answer Aswathi Sunil answered this The ratio between the map distance and the ground distance is called the scale of the map 2 Isha answered this The term the scale of the map means the ratio between the attend distance of the ground and the distance of the shownon a map 1 Nishita Sharma answered this Scale of map is the ratio between the actual distance on the ground and the distance shown on the map 0 Luckshya Chakkravarthini answered this The term scale of the map means the ratio between the actual distance on the ground and the distance shown on Map 0 Gunjan answered this Please find this answer 0