[Qgis-developer] [PROPOSAL] From srs.db to file-based CRS storage

Alister Hood Alister.Hood at synergine.com
Mon Jan 30 23:01:47 EST 2012

> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:55:21 -0800
> From: Tyler Mitchell <info at locatepress.com>
> Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] [PROPOSAL] From srs.db to file-based CRS
>	storage
> To: Alexander Bruy <alexander.bruy at gmail.com>
> Cc: qgis-user <qgis-user at lists.osgeo.org>,	Qgis Developer List
>	<qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org>
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> On 2012-01-30, at 11:58 AM, Alexander Bruy wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > currently QGIS used srs.db to store projection definitions. But with
> > this approach
> > users can't reorganize CRS definitions as they want (always used predefined tree
> > with predefined groups).
> Instead, why not extend the current CRS look up tool to allow for custom folders,
> re-ordering or "favourites"?
> Ideally, create a CRS Manager app to do it. From
> what I've seen most users (ok, maybe just me) won't use more CRS 
> than in their "recently used list" --which works well for me :)
> ...

Yes, favourites would be particularly handy.  I think the best way of implementing them would be to have a little button next to each entry in the recent list to "pin" it to the list.
This would be nice and quick and simple.  Does anybody actually use enough CRSs that they really need something more complicated?


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