Bug report #21085

Processing time for GeoJSON 10 times slower in 3.4

Added by Peter Gipper over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Assignee:Even Rouault
Affected QGIS version:3.4.4 Regression?:Yes
Operating System:Windows 7, Windows 10 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:up/downstream
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:28903


When i use the processing algorithm to create voronoi polygons from a GeoJSON file, the processing time became more than 10x longer in 3.4 compared to 3.2.

Attached is test data (osm) with 3442 point features. In QGIS 3.2 it takes 5 seconds to process. In QGIS 3.4 it takes 67 seconds.

I think this might also be observed with other processing algorithms. It is the same for geographic and projected CRS.

Would be nice to get this fixed since GeoJSON is an awesome format and became somewhat popular.

voronoi_test_points_4326.geojson - clipped some points from osm to test processing (766 KB) Peter Gipper, 2019-01-24 10:56 AM

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Duplicated by QGIS Application - Bug report #21088: QGIS 3.4 much much slower to delete shapes Closed 2019-01-24


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 5 years ago

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Regression? changed from No to Yes
  • Affected QGIS version changed from 3.4.0 to 3.4.4
  • Priority changed from Normal to High

#3 Updated by Peter Gipper over 5 years ago

To clarify, it is no problem to wait 1 minute for an algorithm to finish, the problem is when the feature count goes up towards 100 000, then it takes an hour instead of a minute to process.

#4 Updated by Even Rouault over 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to Even Rouault

The issue is that in recent GDAL version we have switched to a streaming reader for GeoJSON, which enables to sequentially read arbitrarily large GeoJSON files, instead of ingesting everything in memory. The adverse consequence for that use case which uses random reading is that getting a feature by FID requires to read statistically half the file each time a feature is asked b FID. I'm working on some improvement regarding this.
A workaround is to convert the file priorily to another format like GeoPackage or shapefiles that have efficient random reading by design.

#5 Updated by Even Rouault over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to up/downstream
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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