Bug report #7980
"Merge connected lines..." doesn't work well
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Windows 7 x64||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||16837|
The two attached images show two versions of the same view. In one, Merge connected lines to avoid duplicate labels is checked. In the other, it is not checked. Even when checked, there are still a whole lot of label needing merging.
#4 Updated by Larry Shaffer over 7 years ago
So have you been able to verify if it is a bug or not?
Generally, if that function appears to not work right, it may be because adjacent to-be-merged lines do not actually share a point. Not sure if that is exactly how the underlying merge function works, but I don't think it adds to any geometry to fill gaps, i.e. more labels would show up.
#5 Updated by Aren Cambre over 7 years ago
Per the attached file detailed_roads.png, there are in fact multiple parallel-ish lines with the same label (mainlanes, access roads, ramps, etc. of a freeway).
What I wanted was for all of these parallelish lines' labels to be merged, too. I think I was expecting functionality that would actually be a feature request, not a problem with the current feature.
#6 Updated by Larry Shaffer over 7 years ago
- Status changed from Open to Rejected
I'm not sure such functionality (merging of lines that lie within a specific distance of one another) will ever be implemented as a labeling option.
Seems like some preprocessing of your data with another utility first might be in order, or limiting labeling to just one feature class or feature attribute by using 'Show label' and setting a data defined field or expression. Using a field with 'Show label' allows you to use the Show/hide label' map canvas tool as well (not active with a defined expression) for manually showing/hiding labels (see the tool's tool tip).
I am setting the issue to 'rejected' because that's the only relevant option. Please reopen if you notice a bug with that merge function.