Does QGIS have the functionality to input a CSV file containing coordinates & scale of the map, and then output bookmarks for different coordinates?

  • Welcome to GIS.se! Could you click 'edit' and give some more information? What kind of input file do you envision - a text file? And do you want it to create a QGIS XML bookmark?
    – Simbamangu
    Sep 11, 2016 at 8:14
  • For example, a csv file containing coordinates of different places and I want to bookmark these places. The format of the bookmark does not matter, as long as I can easily reference them in QGIS. Sep 11, 2016 at 15:18

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I do not think this feature is available via the QGIS UI, however you could create a console python script or plugin that reads xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax coordinates from a .csv (reading data (coordinates) from .csv using python you should find some examples of this by doing a web search like "read csv data or attributes python") and adds the book mark record to the users tbl_bookmarks sqlite table. For more info on how to write the coordinates to the table see tutorial below:

Map Bookmarks: QGIS Python Programming CookBook

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