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I am creating a fictional map with lots of points to do some proximity analysis. I would like to drop lots of points at semi-random, by just clicking over and over on the map. However, with every click, I get a little popup (QGIS 3.6.3, Ubuntu 18.04) that asks me to confirm the autogenerated FID.

How do I do this without being bothered by the confirm box for every single point?

  • gis.stackexchange.com/questions/167008/… might be helpful and save you some time if you want truly random points... or if you're semi-random fill with random points and delete/move the ones you don't want at their random location. – Michael Stimson Jun 13 at 1:44
  • This isn't going to work because I'm creating points around roads that will mimic traffic. So I want to click a lot around some roads and not so much around others. There is not really a good randomization solution I've found that will do this. – auslander Jun 13 at 1:50
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    For a semi-automated solution, you could buffer the road layer, assign a "point count" or "point density" attribute to each buffer, and run random points inside polygons using that attribute field to control point count or point density. – csk Jun 13 at 16:33
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Just set the form on "Hide form on add feature" in the Layer properties, see attached image

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  • Awesome! Thanks for the QGIS-fu. – auslander Jun 13 at 14:18

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