Feature request #1122

Ability to merge features during vector editing

Added by springmeyer - over 11 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:nobody -
Category:Digitising
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:11182

Description

I have just finished a project using qgis and the digitizing tools to develop high resolution vector maps of plant associations. The data are polygons that have adjacent sides and describe different coverages of landscape vegetation. Other polygon data of a similar nature is used/created to describe watersheds or soil.

Overall the digitizing tools worked very well and I was impressed to be able to do the project almost entirely within qgis. Thanks to mhugent!

However, one of the major features that would have made the task more feasible to do fully within qgis would be the ability to merge selected polygons/features. To do this I resorted to using the uDig 'Merge Tool' and when that was buggy ultimately used postgis.

Attribute handling during a merge of several selected polygons can be handled in several ways and I think the uDig approach is confusing. of note: Mapwindow also has this tool but keeps it simple for the user by taking the attributes from the first feature selected. If this feature is implemented I think that the Mapwindow approach would be the most user-friendly.

History

#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 11 years ago

see also #1331

#2 Updated by Tim Sutton almost 11 years ago

Changed to milestone 1.1 as 1.0 is in feature freeze.

#3 Updated by Marco Hugentobler over 10 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

The merge tool is implemented in svn now

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