Feature request #12180

Print composer: more interactive map rotation tool

Added by Andreas Neumann about 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:Open Start Date:02/11/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:Nyall Dawson % Done:


Category:Map Composer / Printing
Target version:Future Release - Lower Priority
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Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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The map rotation in the print composer should be more intuitive. Currently, one can only set the rotation numerically in the map properties.

A new interactive rotation tool could be combined with the pan tool. When pressing a modifier key the rotation mode could be activated.

I envisage a rotation tool similar to OpenLayers 3: http://openlayers.org/en/v3.2.0/examples/drag-rotate-and-zoom.html

However, maybe only limited to rotating. I find the combined rotate/zoom a bit hard to use.

This is linked to #12179 - first, the interactive rotation tool in the main map canvas should be implemented and tested. Later, after the print composer redesign work done my Nyall Dawson, this interactive map rotation tool should also be introduced in the print composer.

Related issues

related to QGIS Application - Feature request #12179: Map rotation: more userfriendly interactive rotation tool Open 02/11/2015

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