Feature request #15119

on screen snapping indicator

Added by Donovan Cameron about 5 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Assignee:Martin Dobias
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:23060


It'd be really nice if there was some kind of visual indicator telling the user what is being snapped.

For example, the cursor could change to show if it's a vertex/node, segment or intersection and a small text popup showing what layer it's snapping to as well.


#1 Updated by Matthias Kuhn about 5 years ago

Nice input!

My ideas are:

  • highlight the whole geometry with a soft (semi transparent) color.
  • highlight the snapped segment or vertex with a harder color.
  • show a text (tooltip style) next to the snapped point * Layer * Feature title

For extra points, let the user page through the possible snapping results with a key.

#2 Updated by Donovan Cameron almost 5 years ago

I think a great improvement would be also to see where the first click was! Like a large circle and then, maybe an auto-closing/complete feature so the user doesn't have to sniper the first vertex they clicked on.

I usually have to zoom right in, super close to finish the edit and click on the first vertex or intersection I clicked on.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#4 Updated by Regis Haubourg about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Martin Dobias
  • Description updated (diff)

Assigned to Martin, feature will be funded by QWAT's team

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 4 years ago

Regis Haubourg wrote:

Assigned to Martin, feature will be funded by QWAT's team

very nice, much appreciated!

#6 Updated by Martin Dobias almost 4 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

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