Feature request #1591
Coordinate capture plugin: lat/long reversed?
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Latitude and longitude seem to be listed in reverse in the CRS field of the plugin.
MA is at 42,-71 not -71,42 as the plugin displays
#3 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 14 years ago
Right! Both status line and plugin interface always display coordinates as x,y:
src/app/qgisapp.cpp line 4607
src/plugins/coordinate_capture/coordinatecapture.cpp lines 212-217
This is another reason to make a clear separation between unprojected and projected CRSes - with forcing the proper unit and coordinates order.
I move this ticked to the Projection Support, as the required gui changes are minor and the changes in the unit approach are much more important imho.
#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 14 years ago
Replying to [comment:6 homann]:
I don't see the issue. Is there a defined order between Easthing and Northing that QGIS does not obey?
if is "lat/lon" shouldn't be "y/x"?
I see in other software that coordinates in the status bar are still shown as x/y but with an "x=" and "y=" in front of the values, evidently to help reading and maintain the x/y notation.
#6 Updated by Magnus Homann over 14 years ago
- Status changed from Open to In Progress
If it's lat/lon, it should be lat/lon or perhaps east/north. Or is it north/east? :-)
As living with a projection (RT90) where the northing is denoted by 'X' and easting by 'Y' I vote against using X/Y. Its confusing.
Better change to north/east in my opinion, but we're in string freeze so..
I set this is an enhancement, I don't think it's a bug really.
#9 Updated by belg4mit - over 11 years ago
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I see there's been no movement on this :-(
It's a simple matter of usability it seems.
The user does not really care what the axes
are on the screen, but convention for specifying
coordinates on the Earth is lat, long. Honoring
this would be preferred, as it would make it
easier to copy the location out for use elsewhere
e.g; paste it into a Google Maps URI
At a minimum there should be some labels on the
numbers (or place each in its own input field with
a corresponding label) to clarify the situation.