[Qgis-developer] Are there plans to create a unique "Add layer" tool?

Stéphane Henriod stephanebek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 22:46:20 PDT 2017

Hi Anita

To go one step further :-) Any reason why it couldn't be polished and
directly integrated in the core? As a non-developer, I maybe underestimate
the workload here? Isn't it something that could "easily" be done by one of
the core developers without requiring substantial additional funding?

I think such unified button would be very helpful, especially for beginners
(who don't intuitively understand yet the difference between vector,
raster, etc.) and I would hate to start a GIS introduction by saying
"First, you'll have to download and install a plugin" :-)

It also would be a good way to catch former ArcGIS users, who grew up used
to such a unified approach.

All the best


Le lundi 3 avril 2017, Anita Graser <anitagraser at gmx.at> a écrit :

> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:50 AM, DelazJ <delazj at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','delazj at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks Anita for this work. I wasn't aware of your tool. Any reason to
>> not make it available in the Plugins repo? It might get more audience,
>> unless I overestimate our repo... Btw: I like the title of the blog post.
>> :-)
> ​Thanks Harrissou! No good reason why it's not in the rep really. Mostly,
> because it's just 10 lines of code added to a plugin tempalte and requires
> manual GUI customization to remove all the redundant add layer icons.
> I'll put it on Github and publish it.
> Best wishes,
> Anita


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