[Qgis-developer] Settings for easurements ellipsoid moved

Magnus Homann magnus at homann.se
Wed Nov 28 12:34:53 PST 2012

I have put up a pull request, see:

If no ojections are raised, I'll merge it in a couple of days.

"Moving the settings for measurements ellipsoid from Options menu to Project
menu, and storing them in project settings instead.


The measurements are not only used for viewing anymore, but also for
calculating area and length in field calculator. As some
tickets have been submitted that pointed out that different lengths of the
same object in field calculator and
the GUI is confusing, work was done to rectify this. In the process valid
concerns were made regarding that the same project with
the same data would yield different calculated - and stored - results in
field calculator, if the local settings for measurements were not identical.

Moving the settings to Project will make it possible to always come to the
same result regardless of installation. It is as a bonus also easier to
set different ellipsoid depending on project, e.g. one project is depicting
Mars and another Earth.

This will fix issues 3296 and 4252"

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