increase the snapping radius for drawing features

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Keith D.

21 Sep, 2016 03:27 PM

Frequently I have trouble getting the curser to "snap to" underlying layers (OSM/USFS/Hydro) when adding lines or polygons.

It seems that the mouse crosshairs need to be precisely on top of the whatever you want to snap to, rather than just being close to it. Even with my GIS workstation (large screen and high-quality mouse) I can't control my mouse that accurately, so it's difficult to snap onto things. On my laptop it's much more difficult.

Would it be possible to increase the size of the buffer, or make it user configurable?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 22 Sep, 2016 06:15 PM

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    Hi Keith -

    I don't want to increase the size of the buffer, because there are times when you want to click near the line and not on it - the "snap to" feature makes it easy to hop on and off trails - but I like the idea of making it user-configurable as I've had similar issues with people clicking on existing lines, particularly when trying to draw maps while bouncing around in a vehicle.

    No promises on timeframe, but I will try to make the click radius selectable via the config menu.

    • Matt
  2. 2 Posted by Keith D. on 22 Sep, 2016 08:25 PM

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    That would be excellent, thank you for considering this!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by matt on 07 Oct, 2016 06:27 AM

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    I took a first crack at this; it's at the bottom of the config menu.

  4. matt closed this discussion on 07 Oct, 2016 06:27 AM.

  5. Keith D. re-opened this discussion on 10 Oct, 2016 04:05 PM

  6. 4 Posted by Keith D. on 10 Oct, 2016 04:05 PM

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    Hi Matt,

    Just wanted to let you know that the new setting works great!


  7. matt closed this discussion on 12 Oct, 2016 05:48 PM.

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