Feature request #12219

Label placement quadrant

Added by Jonathan Moules over 5 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Labelling
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:20407

Description

Labelling, placement.
When using "Offset from point", changing the "quadrant" (anchor) makes only a negligible difference to the placement. As best as I can tell by only 2-3pixels in any given direction.
This is particularly a problem when using data-driven values, as the altered placement is pretty much invisible.

I would therefore suggest another option, the ability to specify the distance offset in that direction.
So if the anchor was top-left, and a distance of 15 pixels was entered, the anchor would be 15 pixels above and left of the point.

(Note: I'm aware of Offset X/Y, but to calculate the required offsets in this use-case adds a significant burden).

History

#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 4 years ago

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

The"cartographic" placement mode introduced in 2.14 supports this feature

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