Misleading Scale Bar on Lat/Long Maps

Idea created by alexroma on Mar 14, 2013
    • enile
    • pjhernandezjr
    • alexroma
    • curtvprice
    • rchasan
    If you make a map in a geographic (not projected) coordinate system and place an automated scale bar on top of it - the bar will be misleading, unless your work area is exactly on the equator (see http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/27530). A user can easily forget it, having too much trust in automated software. He or she needs to be prevented from doing it or, at least, warned of a danger of misleading scale bar.