Bug report #16916

Data Source Manager / Browser gives a message for every source that does not have crs info

Added by Richard Duivenvoorde over 6 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:24815


Not sure if this is by design, but if I use the Browser and have a directory with some data files without crs info (shapefile without the .prj file), I get every time(!) I select that file, I get the message CRS was undefined: defaulting to project CRS....

Going to another file and going back I have it again for the same file, WITHOUT even loading it!

Off course I understand to read the metadata which is shown nowadays in the browser you have to load the data, but I think it is overkill to see this message when browsing.

Would it not be better to only show it when it is actually loaded?
OR (in my view) even better, do not show it in the messagebar so loudly, but just show it in the browser-metadata!

I would even be in favour to retire this message anyway, because it pops up also when you load a GML file via the python interface etc. I see it to often, and have to tell people: don't worry... bla bal

crsmsg.png - screendump of message (104 KB) Richard Duivenvoorde, 2017-07-22 11:56 AM

p.zip - sample data (4.16 KB) Richard Duivenvoorde, 2017-07-22 11:57 AM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

Weird, just updated master with osgeo4w and this does not happen. I would have bet that this was a consequence of the general options in "CRS > CRS for new layer", something that by the way bugs a lot when loading an image in the georeferencer (that of course has no CRS).

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Please check if this issue is still valid on QGIS 3.4.5 or 3.6.

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