Feature request #1320

Projection Selector dialog changes for uniformity and clarity

Added by Steven Mizuno over 15 years ago. Updated over 12 years ago.

Assignee:Richard Duivenvoorde
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:11380


1. the title of the Projection Selector dialogs that appear on layer load and for change CRS in layer properties should be "Select Coordinate Reference System" or something like that in keeping with the recent change to the use of coordinate reference system nomenclature.

2. the title of said dialog should include the layer name or datasource, at least on layer load when no CRS is found. This is because multiple layers may be loaded at one time and the load order or even that some do have a CRS detected leads to confusion as to which layer needs a CRS assigned.

3. the text (Define this layer's projection...) that appears on some of the dialogs explaining what the dialog is about refers to Projection. This should be changed to Coordinate Reference System as it is the current usage.

4. for vector layers, including GPS layers, the Projection Selector dialog presented from the layer properties, change CRS, should not have the text about defining the layer projection because one wasn't found. The text is somewhat misleading since one should have been set at layer load. The change CRS dialog for raster layer properties does not have this text, so vector layers should be the same.


#1 Updated by Magnus Homann over 15 years ago

Is this to late to update, Tim?

#2 Updated by Tim Sutton over 15 years ago


I agree these are probably worth fixing - but you would need to get the OK from the community team folks to break the GUI freeze for this since it will impact their work. Otherwise we should wait for QGIS 1.1.

Otto can you sound out the manual folks on this?



#3 Updated by Otto Dassau over 15 years ago

it is ok for the community team. We adapt the changes in the manual - no problem.


#4 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 14 years ago

What is the current state of this ticket? We are now changing the GUI in many palces, so it would seem the right time to apply this (or reject it).

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Assignee changed from Tim Sutton to Richard Duivenvoorde

Richard, do any of the above issues make any sense in the new CRS selector dialog? Please close if it does not make sense anymore.

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago

Richard, can this be closed now after all the latest changes in the CRS selector?

#8 Updated by Richard Duivenvoorde over 12 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

I had a look at the points the original author made, in combination with the new dialog.

I think all his points are handled now:
- the layer name is shown when asked for a CRS
- no speak of 'projections' anymore

I will close it now. If the original author finds parts of it should be open, please issue a new ticket.

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