24.1.5. Layer tools

24.1.5.1. Extract layer extent

Generates a vector layer with the minimum bounding box (rectangle with N-S orientation) that covers all the input features.

The output layer contains a single bounding box for the whole input layer.

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Abb. 24.7 In red the bounding box of the source layer

Default menu: Vector ► Research Tools

24.1.5.1.1. Parameter

Label

Name

Type

Beschreibung

Layer

INPUT

[layer]

Input layer

Extent

OUTPUT

[vector: polygon]

Default: [Create temporary layer]

Specify the polygon vector layer for the output extent. One of:

  • Create Temporary Layer (TEMPORARY_OUTPUT)

  • Save to File…

  • Save to Geopackage…

  • Save to PostGIS Table…

The file encoding can also be changed here.

24.1.5.1.2. Ausgaben

Label

Name

Type

Beschreibung

Extent

OUTPUT

[vector: polygon]

Output (polygon) vector layer with the extent (minimum bounding box)

24.1.5.1.3. Python code

Algorithm ID: qgis:polygonfromlayerextent

import processing
processing.run("algorithm_id", {parameter_dictionary})

The algorithm id is displayed when you hover over the algorithm in the Processing Toolbox. The parameter dictionary provides the parameter NAMEs and values. See Verarbeitung Algorithmen von der Konsole aus verwenden for details on how to run processing algorithms from the Python console.