[QGIS-Developer] Proj 7 auto grid download
a.neumann at carto.net
Fri Mar 20 01:21:00 PDT 2020
Thanks for explaining the situation. 500MB is definitely too large and
it would be useless data for most users.
Might it be an option to store grid-shift files alternatively also in
the QGIS user directory - I mean the folder where the user stores his
settings, plugins, expressions. I agree that many users wouldn't have
access to the main install directory.
Alternatively, would it be possible to integrate an additional
step/choice in the standalone installer that would download grid-shift
files of interest for the user?
Am 20.03.20 um 09:09 schrieb Jürgen E. Fischer:
> Hi Andreas,
> On Fri, 20. Mar 2020 at 08:12:35 +0100, Andreas Neumann wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes. proj-dev-data is >500MB (also containing two extra huge grids with of 80
> MB & 73 MB each; the latter for just one state in Germany).
> Putting it in the regular proj directory from within QGIS might also not be
> possible, when a regular user runs QGIS. And internet access to download is
> also not a given.
> In OSGeo4W this isn't a problem. Downloading from within the standalone
> installer could be an option, but that kind of ruins the point of having a
> standalone installer.
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