Feature request #9000

add option to allow marker line symbology start not at the beginning of the line

Added by Giovanni Manghi almost 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:17657


This is sometimes useful when doing advanced symbology, for example when you need symbols on both sides of the line, but not in the same place, or when you need a symbol that must show where are the dashes of a line. See the following picture

as there is the offset to allow place the markers on one side of the line, an offset to start after the beginning of the line would be needed.

To notice that the X offset that is possible to define of the markers does not solve the issue:

+) if the option "rotate marker" is not active, the offeset will result in an horizontal shift

+) if the option "rotate marker" is active, the result is similar to the one requested, the problem is that the shift does not take into account the line bends, resulting in errors

see the following images

fig_02_traslazione_orizzontale.png (2.93 KB) Giovanni Manghi, 2014-05-08 05:01 AM

fig_03_traslazione_orientata.png (3.62 KB) Giovanni Manghi, 2014-05-08 05:01 AM

fig_01_siepe_e_muro_a_secco.png (1.17 KB) Giovanni Manghi, 2014-05-08 05:04 AM

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Feature request #1772: Allow individual stroke-dash parameters for line symboliz... Closed

Associated revisions

Revision 26c6435a
Added by Nyall Dawson over 8 years ago

[FEATURE] Add option for shifting markers in marker line style a set distance along the line. Supports delaying the start of markers placed at intervals, or placing markers a set distance before/after the first/last vertex (fix #9000)


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 9 years ago

  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have
  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request
  • Category set to Symbology

#2 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

#3 Updated by Andreas Neumann over 8 years ago

Thank you - this also fixes my 5 year old feature wish about stroke-dashoffset: #1772

Also available in: Atom PDF