Feature request #9270
Add basemaps always below vector-layers
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Currently if you like to visualize vector geodata using QGIS, you add them as vector layer to see if everything looks fine. A usual next step is to add a basemap to check the projection or get an idea about the data distribution. A common small supsrise esp. for beginners is that the last added map appears on top of the layer stack. For a raster basemap this mean, that all existing layers get hidden by default and the user has to find out what happened :(
So I suggest that if a raster map get's added, it should be added by default below the last vector layer to avoid this confusion. I know that with complex layer stacks this can also cause problems, but IMHO this can also happen with the current solution.
Updated by Filipe Dias over 3 years ago
I suggest this behaviour: if the user has selected a layer, then the newly added layer/raster should be added above or below. That way it would be possible to control where the new vector/raster is added.
Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago
- Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have
I personally think that the option that allows to add new layers directly inside the selected groups is more than enough.
Updated by Noone Noone over 3 years ago
@Filipe Sounds like a good addition to the request. If a new added layer is selected by default, this should fullfill my request
@Giovanni I agree that it's a nice feature. But please remember that I want to avoid the "WTF? Where are my POIs at the map?"-situation for newbies. IMHO it doesn't help if we say "But it would work fine, if you select the old layer first!" ;)
Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 3 years ago
A polygon layer might fully cover the new layer and cause the same confusion. Maybe setting a default transparency level for new layers would be a better approach to solve this.
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