[Qgis-developer] Proposed enhancement: WKT field in delimited text plugin

Gary Sherman gsherman at geoapt.com
Sun Nov 28 16:23:20 EST 2010

On Nov 28, 2010, at 11:59, Chris Crook <ccrook at linz.govt.nz> wrote:

> Hi
> I've submitted a proposed enhancement and patch to the delimited text plugin to provide support for WKT fields as a way of defining geometries, as an alternative to using X and Y fields to define points.  
> I find this very useful for creating small data sets from scripts (eg perl/python), where I want to display line string or polygon geometries.  Also it matches the data generated by copying features to the clipboard.  So features can be copied into a text files and then displayed directly in QGIS.  While this functionality is available via the OGR VRT virtual format, it is much easier to use directly from delimited text files.  
> If this all looks Ok could this be installed into 1.7?
> Thanks
> Chris

I'm taking a look at it...

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> http://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/ticket/3259
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