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

Default menu: Vector ► Research Tools

24.1.5.1.1. Parâmetros

Label

Nome

Type

Descrição

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. Resultados

Label

Nome

Type

Descrição

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 Usando os algoritmos do processamento a partir da consola for details on how to run processing algorithms from the Python console.