[Qgis-developer] show grid on map canvas (similiar to grid used in composer) - strategy?

Bob and Deb bobdebm at gmail.com
Sun May 13 22:47:08 PDT 2012

I wonder if http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Ps.output might give good ideas for
drawing a grid on the map canvas.

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Etienne Tourigny <etourigny.dev at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I would like to add support to draw a grid on the map canvas, in a way
> similar to what is done in the map composer (although perhaps without
> the annotations on the borders).
> What should be the approach used?
> 1) plugin or core?
> 2) rubberbands or basic plot functions triggered after mapCanvas update?
> I think both drawing strategies are possible using a plugin.
> It would be best to write in the core, assuming there is sufficient
> interest in this, but it will take time to trickle down to the stable
> version (an argument for making it a plugin).
> I know the current workaround is to create a vector grid with ftools,
> but that is a little clunky.
> Any thoughts?
> Etienne
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