Feature request #1947

Ability to create vector scratch layer for editing purposes

Added by Jeremy Palmer about 8 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:-
Category:Vectors
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Easy fix?:No

Description

I would like the ability to create a vector scratch layer for storing temporary features that are in the process of being edited.

For example I have two layers. The first contain source polygon features, the second contains features that are derived (i.e. union/merged) and copied features from the first. The problem is that if you copy feature directly from the first to the second, selections for the merge become hard due to other features already in the second layer.

A good solution would be to have a “temporary in memory” edit layer which you can copy the feature into, complete geometry operations in, and then copy to the final destination layer.

Maybe exposing the memory provider in the new layer dialog is enough?

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#2 Updated by Goyo D over 5 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

I think this feature is provided by the Memory Layer plugin.

#3 Updated by Alister Hood over 5 years ago

  • Status info deleted (0)
  • Operating System deleted (Debian)
  • Target version deleted (Version 1.7.4)

Sometimes it might be desirable to create a memory layer with the same attribute fields as another layer, which the New Memory Layer plugin can't do.
Maybe the best solution for this would be to implement "memory layer" as an option in the "Layer>Save as", and "Layer>Save selection as..." dialogues.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.0.0
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Alister Hood wrote:

Sometimes it might be desirable to create a memory layer with the same attribute fields as another layer, which the New Memory Layer plugin can't do.
Maybe the best solution for this would be to implement "memory layer" as an option in the "Layer>Save as", and "Layer>Save selection as..." dialogues.

I believe there is already a feature request ticket to allow "clone" layers.

The original request of this ticket seems also to me that is covered by the memoery layer plugin and so I would vote to close it.

#5 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer almost 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

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

Use the "new memory layer" plugin and/or the "duplicate layer" function.

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