Feature request #16921

Composer Scale Bar needs more unit selections

Added by Brian Wilson over 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Map Composer/Printing
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:24820

Description

The current units are Map units|Meters|Feet|Nautical Miles

It needs to have "kilometers" and "miles".
Trying to use with a "label unit multiplier" results in useless garbage numbers (see screenshot).

Screenshot from 2017-07-23 11-38-18.png (20.8 KB) Brian Wilson, 2017-07-23 08:38 PM

Associated revisions

Revision af59c535
Added by Nyall Dawson about 3 years ago

[layouts] Add more unit choices to scalebars

Explicitly add options for kilometers, miles, etc as the current
UX for setting these is too confusing!

Fixes #16921

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Sure you are doing it right? please show how the options are set for the scalebar.

#2 Updated by Mario Reyes over 3 years ago

Brian Wilson wrote:

The current units are Map units|Meters|Feet|Nautical Miles

It needs to have "kilometers" and "miles".
Trying to use with a "label unit multiplier" results in useless garbage numbers (see screenshot).

I agree it would be useful for a novice user be able to select the scale bar units in kilometers, although there is a workaround for this issue using a multiplier of 1,000.

#3 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

Agreed - the extra units should be added to make things easier for users. I'll tackle this as part of the layouts rewrite.

#4 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 3 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

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