Feature request #15219

Digitizing: User input dialog when using Offset Curve should let know the unit used

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

Assignee:Denis Rouzaud
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:23156


When using the Offset Curve tool, an "User Input" dialog pops-up with a spin box. User can change its value but ignores in which unit this is displayed. Not convenient.
Maybe a tooltip can indicate the units.


#1 Updated by Andreas Neumann over 7 years ago

Units are always map units, if not specified.

Of course it would be nice to have different units at hand. But it is a bit a can-of-worms, esp. if your data is in degrees and you want to have meter units and your projection is not "length-preserving". There is no stable/correct answer for unit conversions in all cases and projection combinations.

#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 7 years ago

Agreed. I wasn't asking for having the aility to use layer units or have differents units available. Just inform the user that the shift is done in this units (thus a tooltip in first step)
Note that this request is somehow related to #15220 (being able to know if I'm in meters or percentage)

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#4 Updated by Denis Rouzaud about 6 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Assignee set to Denis Rouzaud

#5 Updated by Denis Rouzaud about 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Until there is a proper handling with geographic system, no units will be displayed in user input widget.

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