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scalebar for maps


Chad Greene (view profile)


16 Sep 2013 (Updated )

A simpler alternative to the built-in Mapping Toolbox function scaleruler.

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The scaleruler function in the Mapping Toolbox is clunky and difficult to work with. The scalebar function presented here is simple and intuitive. See the documentation file to the right for function Syntax, Description, and Examples.


This file inspired Antarctic Mapping Tools, Circlem, Gdistm, and Landsat.

Required Products Mapping Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)
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30 Jul 2015 Chad Greene

Chad Greene (view profile)

Shoot, I neglected to mention--As of the July 25, 2015 update, scalebar now requires the pathdist function, which can be found on the File Exchange site here:

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20 Aug 2014 1.1

Inclusion of example file.

25 Jul 2015 1.3

Added automatic length scaling, and now supports just about any length unit.

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