Feature request #19810

QGIS3: Coordinate Reference System Selector "apply to all"

Added by Tobias Wendorff about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Category:Data Source Manager
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:27634


I've just opened a ZIP file with 400 small shapefiles in it. PRJ was missing, so the CRS was unkown. The result were 400 times "Coordinate Reference System Selector"... There's no "apply to all" functionality.
Also (this might be a bug), "cancel" doesn't work. It neither doesn't stop loading the 400 files, nor it stops loading the current layer - it just sets the canceld layer to EPSG:4326. The only way to cancel the import is to kill QGIS process :-(

It's not only a vector problem, same problem occurs on rasters (I've got some hundret small ASCII-grid files without PRJ or AUX).


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

settings > options > CRS = CRS for new layers layers being loaded with unknown CRS

#2 Updated by Tobias Wendorff about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

Wow, that's unexpected... it shouldn't be a main setting, it should be a project setting. But it would be WAY better to set it upon loading... Guess people working with several different CRSs (since QGIS does transformation on the fly now) and setting a default projection to unknown CRS could bring in new problems.

A checkbox on the "Coordinate Reference System Selector" would wipe out all those problems at once.

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