[QGIS-Developer] Proj 7 auto grid download

Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net
Fri Mar 20 00:12:35 PDT 2020

Hi Nyall,
> That's basically what we have now. When a grid is desirable (and not
> installed) you get a warning in the message bar, which you can click
> to open a dialog which explains the situation and provides a download
> link, and a button to "install" (copy to the right place) the
> downloaded file.
> The only extra steps we could do to improve this would be:
> - Avoid the "click to download in your browser" link, and instead have
> a button which downloads in the background of QGIS itself and
> auto-installs after download
> - Take it another step further, and just immediately trigger the
> download task when we first show that warning
I would be in favor of this option
> - Avoid all these issues and download EVERYTHING for EVERYWHERE at
> first startup ;)

Isn't that potentially a quite large amount of data? Most QGIS users 
that I know mainly work in one country or region and only need one 
gridshift file. Of course there are exceptions.



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