Bug report #18014

Measure tool does not use distance unit set in Map Tools configuration or remember last used unit

Added by Kory Roberts about 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Category:Map Tools
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:L Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:25910


I may not be understanding all the settings, so feature request if not bug.

1) Set Preferred distance units to Miles, for example, in Map Tools configuration. Open Measure tool. Units are meters, not miles.

2) Open Measure tool. Change units to miles, for example. Close and reopen Measure tool. Units are meters again.

On #2, I feel the unit should be retained to the last used regardless of what is set in the configuration...at least for the current session. A nice touch would be to highlight/bold the preferred distance unit in the Measure tool dropdown list.


#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

The measure tool defaults to the setting for the current project (set in Project Properties), not the global setting. The global setting only affects what new projects will default to.

#2 Updated by Kory Roberts about 5 years ago

Makes sense, I guess, but it's pretty confusing to open the configuration from the Measure tool to Options|Map Tools, with this section:

Measure tool
--- Rubberband color
--- Decimal places
--- Keep base unit
--- Preferred distance units
--- Preferred area units
--- Preferred angle units

It literally has a section header "Measure tool", but only the first 3 really configure the Measure tool, if I understand correctly?

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid

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