Bug report #5183

Scale bar has wrong units for GeoJSON layer

Added by Tony Bigbee over 11 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 64-bit Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:not reproducable
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:14926


If I import a GeoJSON file as a layer in a new project, the scale bar shows units as "CM" and the bar length/distance does not correctly map to features in the map.
Using the Measure Line GUI tool does give the correct distances (in meters/kilometers).

I have set project properties layer units to meters and the CRS to WGS 84 / EPSG:4326.
The layer property also has EPGS:4326 - WGS 84 as the CRS.

When I change the layer style unit to map (from Millimeter), the a diamond is then displayed (the polygon in the file is a rectangle) in black. This behavior does not make sense.

I've attached a sample GeoJSON file. The cooordinates are expressed as degrees in decimal format. The GeoJSON spec describes a couple of ways of specifying the CRS. Neither way changes QGIS behavior. http://www.geojson.org/geojson-spec.html#coordinate-reference-system-objects

Using 1.7.4-Wroclaw 411aff6 on Windows 64-bit.

test.geojson (482 Bytes) Tony Bigbee, 2012-03-15 11:11 AM


#1 Updated by Tony Bigbee over 11 years ago

This is not a bug--please close. Layers must be transformed/reprojected via Layer:Save As...
Adding this note as another userid as I am unable to login via my original userid.

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 1.8.0

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.8.0 to Version 2.0.0

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Lower Priority

#5 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX almost 8 years ago

  • Resolution set to not reproducable
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Hello, bug triage...

well, if this is not a bug, I am pleased to close it !

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