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Layer Tools

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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In red the bounding box of the source layer

Parameters

Input layer [vector: any]
Vector layer

Outputs

Extent [vector]
Polygon vector layer