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How can I subdivide the scale bar segments in smaller subsegments?

I want to style my scale bar like this:

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There's a few steps involved:


  1. Create your first scalebar showing kilometers and set the relevant options:

    First scalebar


  1. Select the first scalebar and copy/paste it below the original and set the relevant options:

    Second scalebar


  1. For the copied scalebar, set its Font colour to have an opacity of 0%:

    Item Properties > Fonts and colours > Font colour
    

    Set opacity


  1. Move the copied scalebar and align it to match the original scalebar. Select both these scalebars and group them:

    Group items


  1. You should hopefully have a scalebar with subdivided segments:

    Result

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  • Thanks, but this I already did. I thought about grouping two differently styled scale bars with different settings in unit and segment menu. But this seems not to be very serious.
    – parallax
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 16:11
  • You could request this feature to be added in the newer versions of QGIS. You will have to register first before posting requests/bugs etc.
    – Joseph
    Commented Dec 3, 2014 at 15:21
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The feature is available in the current QGIS Master 3.13 and in the forthcoming release of QGIS 3.14:

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See https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/pull/36131 and https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/pull/36222

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In arcgis, you can add scale bars with segments by editing its division properties. You can follow this guide

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/layouts/scale-bars.htm

Which mentions

  • Adjust number of divisions—Preserves the division value and tries to preserve the scale bar width by adjusting the number of divisions.
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    – Vince
    Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 20:42

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