scalebar for maps

A simpler alternative to the built-in Mapping Toolbox function scaleruler.
Updated 25 Jul 2015

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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.

Cite As

Chad Greene (2024). scalebar for maps (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired: gdistm, circlem, landsat

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Version Published Release Notes

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

Inclusion of example file.