Feature request #11695
Python parser for geometries in delimited text layers
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|Category:||Delimited Text Data Provider|
|Target version:||Future Release - Nice to have|
|Platform version:||Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No|
- Point coordinates (X and Y fields, optionally in DMS)
- Well Known Text (WKT)
- No geometry (attribute table only)
It is common in the United Kingdom to receive coordinates which use the British National Grid system.
For example, SP513061 is interpreted as x=451300, y=206100. It's relatively easy to do this conversion using a bit of Python:
My proposal is for a 4th geometry option in the delimited text layer, that could pass a field or fields to a user-editable Python function, which would return either the x,y coordinates, or even a geometry object. Ireland has a similar grid system, so it would also be useful there, but I'm sure users could find even more interesting/obscure uses for this.
Of course, this could be written as an individual plugin, but it would involve significant duplication of existing functionality already in the delimited text layer feature.
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