Bug report #633

Scale on toolbar has insufficient range

Added by Gavin Macaulay - over 17 years ago. Updated almost 15 years ago.

Assignee:Tim Sutton
Category:Map Canvas
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:10692


As of r6747 the 1:xxx scale on the qgis toolbar is now limited to the range of a long variable. This is insufficient for many situations. e.g., load an image, and set the scale to 1:10, then 1:100, 1:1000, etc,. Eventually the displayed scale will change to -2147483648.

In a similar manner, setting scales of less than 1:1 is not possible. If I try to set the scale to 1:0.5, qgis displays it as 1:-2.

I also recall in earlier versions of qgis that if the scale went to something like 1:0.001, it would be displayed at 1000:1. It would be nice for this to be re-introduced.

scale.png - Canada, Alaska and Russia at 1:2000000000 scale. Do you want to zoom out more? (110 KB) Magnus Homann, 2007-03-03 12:19 AM


#1 Updated by Magnus Homann over 17 years ago

Tmi said that scale less than 1:1 wasn't supported by Qgis?

#2 Updated by Gavin Macaulay - over 17 years ago

Replying to [comment:2 homann]:

One never knows what the user wants to do. Arbitrary limits on the scale are a bad idea.

#3 Updated by Gavin Macaulay - over 17 years ago

Qgis has supported scales of less than 1:1 for about 18 months.

I propose that 559a28a6 (SVN r6748) either be reverted or fixed so that it doesn't remove existing functionality.

#4 Updated by Magnus Homann over 17 years ago

Just removing it because the UI is not 100% is plain silly. There was two enhacenment request for this feature, and I implemented a first version. I did not expect to get flak for that.

We have about 17 developers, how many of them need to agree on what the UI should look like before we can implement?

Gavin, why don't you tell us what it should look like instead?

#5 Updated by anonymous - over 17 years ago

Hi Guys

Let me apologise as I am probably the cause of this confusion - I told Magnus on IRC that I thought we had decided at one point to support a minimum scale of 1:1. I didnt check my facts by googling IRC etc since I am pretty busy at the moment. IMHO Magnus is adding something nice to QGIS so lets just discuss what the preferred behaviour is.

#6 Updated by Gavin Macaulay - over 17 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Range expanded to that of a double in .

#7 Updated by Anonymous almost 15 years ago

Milestone Version 0.9 deleted

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