I have the following case:

  • Project consists of three layers:
    1. OpenLayers plugin with Google streets
    2. QGSVector layer with Point features and Label enabled
    3. QGSVector layer with Polyline features and Label enabled

I need to (1) zoom extent canvas for both #2 and #3 and (2) make sure Labels are visible for all the features placed on these two layers.

I'm using the following code:

        idList = []
        render = QgsMapRenderer()
        canvas = qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas()

The result of this code execution is below: enter image description here

As you see the very upper point feature is displayed partially and its label is missed at all. If I zoom out canvas manually just a little- everything is displayed OK.

Need to know how to correctly zoom to extent in my case - to make sure all the features and labels are displayed.

If I have only one vector layer - the following code solves such issue:


But for two layers this approach doesn't work.

1 Answer 1


You can combine both layers' extents and increase a bit the resulting bounding box to make sure all geometries and labels are visible.

In the following code, I i) take first and second layers from the ToC, ii) combine their extents, and iii) scale the resulting bounding box by 10%:

extent = QgsRectangle()
layers = [ iface.mapCanvas().layers()[0], iface.mapCanvas().layers()[1] ]
for layer in layers:
    extent.combineExtentWith( layer.extent() )

extent.scale( 1.1 ) # Increase a bit the extent to make sure all geometries lie inside 
iface.mapCanvas().setExtent( extent )

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