# how can i see scale and grid on exported images?

 1 When i export map, i get only picture, without grid and map scale. How can i add them? asked 25 Feb '12, 08:19 vladphys 16●1●1●1 accept rate: 0%

 0 You have to calculate it yourself and add it with a image editing software (GIMP or Inkscape or the like). resolution = 156543.034 meters/pixel * cos(latitude) / (2 ^ zoomlevel) The resolution means how many meters per pixel you get. scale = 1 : (dpi * 39.37 in/m * resolution) The scale means, how many cm in reality is 1 cm on the paper (or on the screen). So if you have a screen with 96 dpi, you get that one pixel is 1.1943 meters. And you get a scale of 1 : 4 231 which means that 1 cm on your screen is 42.3 m in reality. If you have a printer which prints 300 dpi … (now do the calculations yourself). There is a wiki page about scaling. answered 14 Feb '14, 11:52 erik 558●13●20●32 accept rate: 9%
 0 You can try using qgis that have a proper printing tool. answered 27 Feb '12, 09:15 NicolasDumoulin 3.3k●4●22●56 accept rate: 13%
 0 You can ahve a look at coordinate-lines-in-josm ... there is a solution to get grid lines in any *.osm file via an editor. Or have a look at Maposmatic answered 25 Feb '12, 16:05 stephan75 12.6k●4●55●209 accept rate: 6%
 0 You can add them with any image editing software. If you want a more customized map you can try out TileMill. answered 25 Feb '12, 10:06 Gnonthgol ♦ 13.6k●15●101●198 accept rate: 16%
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