Bug report #21275

manually selected datum transformation setting is ignored

Added by Jonas Hurst over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Assignee:Nyall Dawson
Category:Projection Support
Affected QGIS version:3.5(master) Regression?:Yes
Operating System:Windows 10 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:29093


affected version:
occured with 3.4.2
QGIS installed through OSGeo4W

make sure, osgeo4w/share/proj folder contains transformation grid (in my case BETA2007)

1) Settings > Options > CRS > "Ask for datum transformation if several are available"=checked
2) load geodata (in my case a shapefile, GK zone 3, EPSG:31467)
3) Right-click legend layer in legend > Export > Save features as
4) enter file name and select a different CRS (in my case UTM zone 32N, EPSG: 25832)
5) click "OK" -> New window "select datum transformation" opens
6) choose one of these datum transformation options (in my case BETA2007)
INFO: BETA2007 is not a paramter transformation but a grid-based transformation
7) click "OK"

expected result:
shapefile is transformed using BETA2007-grid

actual result:
QGIS ignores the selection for BETA2007 and uses some other parameter transformation (the default transformation?).
The same happens when using transformation grid BWTA2017: Both results are identical.
Transformations with grids are much more accurate!

transformation worked correctly in 2.18.26

-shapefile in EPSG:31467 to be transformed into EPSG:25832 (original.shp)
-shapefile transformed wrong (transform_wrong.shp from QGIS 3.4.2)
-shapefile transformed correctly (transform_correct.shp from QGIS 2.18.26)
(Note the difference between the two of about 1.70m!)

why is this important?
Germany is in the process of changing it's national grid from Gauss-Kruger to UTM coordinates.
For this, the governments requires BETA2007 to be used (in some cases BWTA2017)

transfo_test.zip - contains shapefiles (4.71 KB) Jonas Hurst, 2019-02-14 04:36 PM

Associated revisions

Revision 41a72664
Added by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

Fix vector layer export transform selection choice is ignored

Fixes #21275

Revision d1910f59
Added by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

Fix vector layer export transform selection choice is ignored

Fixes #21275

Revision 76714194
Added by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

Fix vector layer export transform selection choice is ignored

Fixes #21275


#1 Updated by Alessandro Pasotti over 1 year ago

  • Category changed from Processing/QGIS to Vectors
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

I've tested current master on Linux and I couldn't reproduce the issue.

Can you please test (on windows) the latest nightly build to check if the issue is still present on master?

#2 Updated by Jonas Hurst over 1 year ago

thank you for you quick feedback on this issue.

I am still able to reproduce this in todays nightly on win10 (delivered through osgeo).

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 1 year ago

  • Affected QGIS version changed from 3.4.2 to 3.5(master)
  • Regression? changed from No to Yes
  • Status changed from Feedback to Open
  • Category changed from Vectors to Projection Support

#4 Updated by Andy Harfoot over 1 year ago

As a workaround, if you define the desired transformation in the project CRS tab it appears to be honored when exporting

#5 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

  • Assignee set to Nyall Dawson
  • Status changed from Open to In Progress

#6 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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