Feature request #4996

Add a "remove overlapped areas" tool in the core digitizing toolbar

Added by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:02/13/2012
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:- % Done:


Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform: Resolution:wontfix
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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At the moment if a user wants to remove all overlapped areas (or the overlapped areas of 2 or more selected features) there isn't an easy, unless importing the vector in a GRASS mapset. Other known GIS software has more "human" ways to solve the problem. It is indeed a situation very common in real life work, and so such tool would be greatly appreciated. Ideally the user could select the geometry which border is to be used to "remove" the overlap(s). This is not the only approach, but it is similar to our "avoid intersection of new polygons" option, so it may be somehow be reused.


Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by Camillo Berti about 3 years ago

I think that the creation of a tool to subtract overlapping features within the same layer could be very useful when you need to edit topologically adjacent features with overlap errors. This would avoid to redesign the entire edge of the feature to be changed in order to snap it to the other one.

Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

I don't think that this is anymore strictly necessary: as GRASS tools (with parameters for snapping along the run) are now available in the Processing toolbox then this issue is easily solved.

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