Bug report #12407
Regression - ASCII XYZ rasters with increasing Y no longer work in 2.8
|Affected QGIS version:||2.8.1||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||fixed/implemented|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||20580|
In QGIS <2.8 (tested with 2.6.1), both of the attached ascii xyz rasters open and display just fine in the correct place, just off the coast of Cape Town (use UTM zone 34S CRS).
In QGIS 2.8.1, however, only the y_decreasing raster works, the y_increasing version is always anchored at coordinate (0,0) no matter what CRS is assigned to it. According to the GDAL driver specifications (http://www.gdal.org/frmt_xyz.html), both increasing and decreasing Y coordinates are allowed, as long as X is always increasing. However, it seems that some broken VRT magic in QGIS results in a misplacement for any increasing Y coordinate xyz rasters.