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

Stéphane Henriod stephanebek at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 03:58:43 PDT 2017

Thanks Nyall!

Here I just created a Gdoc to collect info mentioned in your points 1-4 + a:


All interested, feel free to contribute, I might not have the full overview

Thanks and cheers


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2017-04-04 13:53 GMT+06:00 Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com>:

> On 4 April 2017 at 17:46, Stéphane Henriod <stephanebek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks a lot Anita for the info!
> >
> > I re-located the issue: http://hub.qgis.org/issues/9451
> >
> > Not sure though if this will make it alive again. Let's see if this
> seems to
> > be a priority for enough users...
> >
> I'd say a good plan to move this forward would be to:
> 1. conduct a thorough survey of what's available via the individual
> add vector layer dialogs vs what's currently available in the browser
> 2. rank each of the missing settings vs whether or not they are still
> required
> 3. file issues for these missing settings
> 4. ...and get these fixed/implemented
> a. While this is underway I'd also suggest the UX team could test and
> evaluate Anita's plugin to identify whether the browser alone is a
> sufficient replacement or whether some tweaks would be required to
> make it a suitable replacement without any loss of "user friendliness"
> 1,2,3 and (a) don't require any development experience, so would be a
> great project for any interested user to undertake. I suspect 4
> wouldn't be much work for a developer either after all this groundwork
> is done.
> Nyall
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