Feature request #971

Make available map extents available as a window that accepts cursor input

Added by springmeyer - about 9 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Category:Map Canvas
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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The "Current Map Scale" window on the lower right of the QGIS application allows for user interaction to set the scale manually.

It would be great to hardcode the "Extents" coordinates in that same location. Currently they appear in the lower left as alternative text when the user is using the map zoom or pan tools.

It seems reasonable to always have them showing, and perhaps they could appear as a toggled item between the coordinates of the cursor location?

The great benefit of having them in a window that accepts text input would be the ability to copy the coordinates to the systems clipboard for use in other programs. The ability to manually set the extents by copying text (likely comma delimited) would be a bonus.

If this switch were made it seems reasonable to me to reduce the precision of the coordinates significantly so that the text output would be much smaller. Reporting the coordinates as long integers like the cursor coordinates would be great.


Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

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

Updated by Antonio Locandro almost 3 years ago

It seems to be that this is partially enabled? You can toggle Coordinates/Extents so maybe just the precision needs to be updated to match that of coordinates?

Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
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  • % Done changed from 0 to 80
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Hello, bug triage...

as of QGIS 2.13:

  • there is a coordinates/extent lineEdit widget.
  • You can copy and paste the extents in the clipboard.
  • By default, extent coordinates don't have decimals.

The only thing that is not implemented is the manual modification of the extent.

Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

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