[QGIS-Developer] Geodesic Measure Tool With Bearing Information

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 02:02:14 PDT 2017

On 12 June 2017 at 18:43, Neumann, Andreas <a.neumann at carto.net> wrote:
> +1 for getting these improvements in QGIS core, rather than in a plugin.
> fyi: https://map.geo.admin.ch/ has an interesting "all-in-one" measure tool,
> which could server as an inspiration for QGIS.
> If you start with a new measure line, you first get a circle with distance
> and bearing. It also shows markers with labels along the line with round
> distances (e.g. 500m, 1000m, etc.). If you close the polygon by going back
> to the first vertex, it autosnaps and shows the area. So it is really just
> one single tool, but it helps to show distances, bearings and areas - along
> with an elevation profile.

That's quite nice! I wonder why the bearing/radius circle is only
shown for the first line segment though...


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