Bug report #20680

Decoration -> Scale Bar should use ellipsoidal measurement rather than planimetric

Added by Borys Jurgiel over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:3.5(master) Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:duplicate
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:28500


Currently, the scale bar always show planimetric distance. It's highly misleading, so I'm marking this ticket as a bug rather than a feature request.

Especially when working in WGS84, if the scale bar is displayed in metres (see also #14185), users may assume the measurement is ellipsoidal, what is not true.


#1 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate

#2 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Duplicates #20587

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