[Qgis-developer] Highlighting feature with 'Identify' tool

Ivan Mincik ivan.mincik at gista.sk
Thu Jan 20 05:12:54 EST 2011

On 01/19/2011 09:44 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> On 01/19/2011 02:10 AM, Ivan Mincik wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there any special reason that after using 'Identify' tool on polygon
>> feature, it is highlighted by its outer shape (whole polygon extent
>> area) rather than by exact geometry like it is done by 'Select' tool ?
>> Example:
>> 1. Draw multi-polygon feature containing few holes.
>> 2. Click on polygon using 'Identify' tool. Whole polygon including holes
>> is highlighted.
>> 3. Click on polygon using 'Select' tool. Exact polygon shape is
>> highlighted (without holes)
>> I think, current behavior is quite confusing, when You have big
>> polygons, containing holes where another polygons exists.
>> I seams, there is related ticket on this [1].
>> [1]   http://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/ticket/2190
>> Thanks
> It might have something to do with the fact that you can Identify
> multiple layers at the same time, so in that sense the Identify would
> include anything in the hole underneath your layer too. Looks like the
> ticket you found in trac is the same thing. I suggest you add your
> description to provide more details to it.
Thanks, it makes some sense, but it is not very user friendly behavior. 
I have added my notes to that ticket.

Ivan Mincik, Gista s.r.o.

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