Feature request #10283

Geometry widget

Added by Andreas Neumann about 6 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:18712


A new "geometry widget" type should be added. The idea is to have a widget in a drag and drop form, autogenerated form or custom form that allows to get information on the geometry and edit the coordinates of a geometry.

The widget could be a button in the form that opens a dialogue. In the dialogue, the user could see information about the geometry:
  • Type of Geometry: POINT, LINESTRING, POLYGON, MULTI... etc.
  • Is geometry valid? Boolean
  • For multi-objects: number of rings/parts
  • For linestrings or polygons: number of vertices

The widget should also allow to edit the coordinates of the geometry through a textbox. The textbox should contain the WKT representation of the geometry and should allow the edition of individual vertices. When moving the mouse-cursor in this text-editor, the widget should highlight the vertex where the mouse-cursor is in the map. See also the plain-geometry-editor by Denis Rouzaud.

I think this should be core QGIS functionality and should not require a plugin.


#1 Updated by Matthias Kuhn about 6 years ago

I think adding a possibility to add a geometry to a geometryless row should be available from this widget as well. Or would a a separate widget for that be preferred?

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 3 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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