Feature request #4524

Document that GPX files are always supposed to be in WGS84

Added by Giovanni Manghi about 11 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Assignee:Otto Dassau
Category:Documentation and Help
Pull Request or Patch supplied:Yes Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:14442


This is a follow up of #4376

Long story short:

  • users can add GPX like any other vector
  • if "Options -> CRS -> coordinate reference system for new layers" is set to "prompt for CRS" QGIS will ask for a proper CRS every time that a layer without an explicit CRS is loaded
  • this doesn't happens for GPX files
  • the GPX files can have coordinates in systems other than WGS84 (GPS units allow to set other CRSs), but the specifications says they should be always in WGS84, this is why QGIS skips asking the CRS
  • this make sense, but if not documented is/would be very confusing for users

plugins_gps_patch.diff Magnifier (706 Bytes) Giovanni Manghi, 2012-08-12 03:33 PM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 11 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 1.7.4

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 10 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 10 years ago

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 10 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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