Beginning with Surfer 18, you can easily change the units that are displayed on the Scale Bar from one linear unit to another. To do so:
- Select the Map Scale object in the Contents window.
- In the Properties window, click the Labels tab.
- In the Units section,
- The Map units field is the units of the projection of your map. This cannot be changed manually, but changes if the coordinate system of the map changes.
- The Scale bar units field is the displayed units of your Map Scale. You can change this to whatever you like.
Note: This option is only available for maps with a non-spherical coordinate system assigned to them. This means unprojected maps or maps with lat/long coordinates cannot show an adjusted scale bar in this way. To set or change the coordinate system of a map, see here: Surfer Coordinate Systems Training Video.
Updated April 7, 2020