Feature request #5972

Measure Line

Added by Antoine Lucas over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Assignee:Magnus Homann
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:15389


Hey Folks,

In the current version (1.8) the measure line tool misses a huge feature which is using a user defined datum/ellipsoid. In QGIS General Preferences, you can select a lot of datum but all of them are hard-coded. I'd like to see a user defined option or adding all of the IAU (International Astronomy Union) which includes Mercury, Mars, Venus, the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn and their respective moons and so one. In the current situation, if your project CRS is in Lon/Lat, values from Measure line will be wrong. The easiest way would be adding a user defined ellipsoid for distance calculation.

Thank you guys.



#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago

  • Operating System deleted (All)
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Please change the title of this ticket to something more meaningful, otherwise it will never catch the necessary attention.

#2 Updated by Magnus Homann over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.8.0 to Version 2.0.0
  • Assignee set to Magnus Homann

#3 Updated by Magnus Homann over 11 years ago

What would the layer CRS be in the case ewhen working on the moon? A custom CRS?

#4 Updated by Magnus Homann over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

You can set your own ellipsoin now in Options -> Map tools. You should also set the project projection to the same ellipsoid

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