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

Default menu: Vector ‣ Research Tools

Parameters

Label

Name

Type

Description

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.

Outputs

Label

Name

Type

Description

Extent

OUTPUT

[vector: polygon]

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