Ticket #2938 (closed patch: fixed)
Add advance selection tools to core
|Reported by:||jpalmer||Owned by:||nobody|
|Priority:||major: does not work as expected||Milestone:||Version 1.6.0|
|Keywords:||maptool select||Cc:||timlinux, hdus|
|Must Fix for Release:||No||Awaiting user input:||no|
The current selection tool within QGIS can only select features by rectangle intersect. This is inadequate for many GIS selection. Attached is a patch that adds more selection tools into the core app to aid users with more advanced selection problems.
This patch is partially inspired by Barry Rowlingson's SelectPlus? python plugin, but adds a single selection tool, provides a toolbar with icons, and gives the option to select features either by intersects or contains.
This patch makes a significant change from the current select by interest methodology. Instead by default, each select tool (except for single select) selects features by geometric contains. If the user wants to select by intersects the ALT modifier key must be pressed at the same time. I feel this default behaviour is more in line with other mapping/GIS systems.