Feature request #11644

Do not enable automatic on-the-fly projection by default

Added by mlennert - over 9 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Category:Projection Support
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:19897


Trying to teach GIS and notably projection handling, but also during normal daily work of GIS analysis, I find it severly annoying to have the "enable automatic on-the-fly projection" option enabled by default. I find that it induces new users into error making them completely forget about projection issues (which is ok if all you want to do is visualise or map, but horrible when you actually want to do work with the data), even more so since even they disable on-the-fly projection in their project properties, it comes right back in through the back door when they activate any layer in a different projection.

I can understand the idea of having such an option, but why does it have to be activated by default ?


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 9 years ago

while I undestand your point, I also give a lot of training and there also good reasons to let the option as it is now.

#2 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 7 years ago

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

Disabling on the fly projection is no longer an option in QGIS 3.0

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