Feature request #15178

Copy a polygone or a line to a point layer should create features corresponding to vertices

Added by Harrissou Santanna over 7 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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Copying a polygon and pasting it to a line layer creates a closed line from the polygon border. And vice-versa when copying a line to a polygon layer.
However, copying such geometries to a point layer generates an error message.
Might be nice to have it possible, generating a multipoint feature from vertices of the copied feature.

see http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/Copy-paste-polygon-to-line-shapefile-td5273537.html


#1 Updated by Jukka Rahkonen over 7 years ago

That would create many point features from one polygon which does not feel consistent. I would prefer a single multipoint feature but does a point layer accept multipoints?

#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 7 years ago

good point! I wasn't clear in my description (will fix it): i was expecting a multipoint feature which parts are vertices of the line or polygon. which is coherent with the current behavior: a polygon with ring creates a multiline feature.
And yes, point layer can have multipoint features.

#3 Updated by Matthias Kuhn over 7 years ago

And yes, point layer can have multipoint features.

That depends on the data provider. E.g. a geometry column on a postgis table can be Point or MultiPoint.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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