Feature request #1355
let map units default be meters, or last user's choice
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||fixed|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||11415|
The current behaviour of map units choiche (always degrees) is rather annoying for the (many, I suppose) users that work in metric coordinates.
Two possibilities to correct this:
1. let qgis remember the last choice of the user (preferable)
2. keep meters as default
#2 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 12 years ago
-1 ! As long the default project CRS is WGS84, it would be very confusing. My proposition is to get rid of the unit selector and automatically keep units appropriate to the project CRS (if only we can determine feet systems from epsg db, can we?). Note that it's implemented to a certain degree - if you change the project CRS when the OTFR is enabled, the units selector switches automagically. But if OTFR is disabled, it doesn't.
Then the project CRS, not just the unit, should be more flexible (configureable by user and/or set by the first layer added to a empty project etc.)