Resolution of map does not match scale of basemap

Discussion created by on Sep 21, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 by akajanus-esristaff
Ive been trying to show the map scale in my application, and am using map.Resolution * 39.3700787401572 inches/meter * 96 to convert from map resolution to map scale.

However, when I load the application, the map.resolution is always somewhere in between the listed resolutions of the basemap (from rest service page), resulting in a scale that is wrong. This occurs at all scales except the largest scale, where the maps resolution is the same as the largest scale listed in the rest services page.

I have confirmed that my basemap is the first layer added to the map when the application starts...Has anyone ever seen this before?