I would like to jump to next feature in my attribute table. I know this is possible with the "print composer" using "atlas".

Is there any possibility to jump to the next feature in my attribute table using the standard QGIS canvas?

  • In How to iterate over features and abort iteration with keypress in PyQGIS? you can find a way to jump to the next feature (select it and zoom to it in the map canvas) of the active layer by pressing the space bar. You can have a look at the code to adjust it to your needs. Let me know if you need more guidance. Sep 27, 2016 at 14:34
  • It worked for me yay . However, it would be cool to have a less hackerish method :-) Sep 27, 2016 at 15:01
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    I don't know if it makes sense to write yet another plugin, but the selenext plugin's source code hurts my eyes, from the README itself. I don't feel like contributing to it in its current state. Sep 27, 2016 at 15:21
  • BTW, what's your use case? Sep 27, 2016 at 15:29
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    I have some GPS tracks. They are distributed over a large area. I want to view and modify each track. So need to jump from one feature to another. Before I used the attribute table. There I always had to right-click on each feature and select "zoom to feature". This is very laborious. Your solutions is much more convenient. Sep 27, 2016 at 15:41

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The selenext Plugin will do the trick. It opens a new toolbar with up and down arrows that go through the features of the active layer

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    thx. Unfortunately "selenext" has problems with different CRS. My data is in EPSG:4326 but I display it in EPSG:3857. So "selenext" always jumps to "null island" Sep 27, 2016 at 14:53
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    @coding_bird Ah, I see what you mean, I've checked it using the same CRS for the layer and the map.
    – HDunn
    Sep 27, 2016 at 15:03

https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/134572/52597 mostly answered my question.

However, I am still looking for an less hackerish method.

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