[Qgis-developer] On the fly simplication of point layers
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Mon Jan 20 12:41:14 PST 2014
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 10:37 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>wrote:
> On 01/20/2014 12:29 PM, Tim Sutton wrote:
> > Ok I guess you can see where I am going to go with this email :-) Is
> > any point to allowing users to simplify point layers? Alvaro, can your
> > remove the point rendering tab in layer properties (and I guess check
> > internally that you are not trying to simplify point layers)? Or is
> there a
> > use case for point simplification that I am not getting?
Yeah I am familiar with clustering (and would love to see it as a feature
in QGIS), but the simplification implementation (as coming in 2.2) is there
to strip vertices from geometries to speed up rendering. I don't think
there is much benefit of having that applied to points (since they are
composed of a single vertex.
> > Regards
> > Tim
> In the server world there is, could also be useful for navigating
> gigantic data sets. Should definitely be a user toggled option.
> There are a few different ways to do it, and doing it server side can
> save time when rendering WMS or prevent overload when WFS.
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