Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#2604 closed enhancement (fixed)

Scales and/or distance measurement tool

Reported by: axelboldt@… Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:


I think one central use for maps is the estimation of distances, but currently the maps displayed at OSM don't really allow to do that.

It would be nice if the maps contained a small scale so that distances could be estimated. I'm not sure if distortion at high/low latitudes is big enough to warrant two scales, one vertical and one horizontal. For the largest zooms it would probably make more sense to provide a tool allowing the user to measure the distance between two points.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Tom Hughes

Component: adminwebsite
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

We've been over and over this. It's not going to happen until there is an OpenLayers? control that gets the scale right.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Tom Hughes

Just, to add, the history (if you're not aware of it) can be found in case #1704 and case #2437.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by HB9DTX Trac OSM

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

I am not a specialist, but as far as I've understood, the

could do the job, isn't it?

A scale line is THE missing feature on OSM website to my opinion. It makes it hard to estimate distance if you are new to OSM in an unknown region, or on unusual zoom levels.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Tom Hughes

No, it really is not that simple. This has been gone over time and time again as the tickets I mentioned will make clear if you read them.

I repeat what I said before, nothing is going to happen until there is a control which gets the scale RIGHT.

Now please stop reopening old tickets without reading all the history.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by Tom Hughes

Owner: changed from Tom Hughes to rails-dev@…

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by jekhor@…

I want to support this feature request – absence of distance measurement tool is most annoying thing for me (after inadequate render style for hamlet names, of course :)).

comment:7 Changed 9 months ago by Andy Allan

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

We have a scale bar on the website now, using Leaflet. For the distance measuring tool, we don't have any plans to implement that feature request.

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