Text for two CRS dialogues is wrong (swapped)
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|Target version:||Version 2.0.0|
|Platform version:||Affected version:||master|
|Status info:||Causes crash or corruption:||No|
Running trunk, when I have enabled "Settings>Options>CRS>Coordinate Reference System for new layers>Prompt for CRS", if I add a vector layer with no CRS then the dialogue says:
"Specify CRS for layer SOME_FILE_NAME"
When I right-click on a layer and choose "Set layer CRS", even if the layer does have a projection specification, the dialogue says:
"Define this layer's coordinate reference system:
This layer appears to have no projection specification. By default this layer will now have its projection set to that of the project, but you may override this by selecting a different projection below."
These two texts must have been mixed up.
Updated by Alister Hood almost 2 years ago
There is a similar issue for raster layers. In this case, the correct text ("This layer appears to have no...") is shown when adding a layer with no CRS, but the same text is incorrectly shown when right-clicking on a layer with a CRS and choosing "Set layer CRS".
Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 1 year ago
- Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 1.8.0
- Affected version set to master
- Causes crash or corruption set to No
Updated by Alister Hood 9 months ago
It seems that people coming from ArcGIS tend to expect "Specify CRS" to do something completely different. Rather than QGIS treating the data as if it is in the specified CRS, they expect it to do on-the-fly coordinate transformation to the specified CRS, so that calculations etc using that layer are done as if the layer had been transformed to that CRS.
Because of this it might be worth adding to the "Specify CRS for layer SOME_FILE_NAME" an explanation something like "N.B. this means QGIS will treat the layer as if its original data is actually in the specified CRS. It does not transform the data to the specified CRS."