I'm plotting the GeoScaleBar over satellite image and wish it to be white but cannot find an option which controls its styling:

GeoGraphics[{EdgeForm[Yellow], FaceForm[], Entity["Ocean", "BlackSea"]["Polygon"]}, 
 GeoServer -> {StringTemplate[
    "ZoomRange" -> {1, 21}}, 
 GeoScaleBar -> Placed[Quantity[Range[0, 900, 100], "Kilometers"], Scaled[{.13, .25}]]]


(for future: in the above StringTemplate the version number of Google maps v=196 may require updating to the current version number).

How to control the styling of GeoScaleBar?

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    $\begingroup$ It's very odd isn't it? You can say BaseStyle -> White and the line goes white and that's it. You can change the FontFamily, the FontSize, even the FontSlant, but FontColor has no effect. $\endgroup$
    – Jason B.
    Feb 25, 2016 at 14:22

1 Answer 1


Hmm, I can't find any way to give GeoScaleBar options, but all it does is produce some Line and Text graphics that we can alter after with some simple replacement rules:

    g = GeoGraphics[...];

    g /. {
      Line[x_] :> {Red, Thick, Dashed, Line[x]},
      Text[x_, y__] :> Text[Style[x, Red, 14, Bold], y]

enter image description here

You can see the structure of the graphic at g[[1,1]], towards the end are the Line and Text objects we're changing the formatting of.


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