Displacement of points with same coordinates, ShiftPoints/OGR

Displacement of points with same coordinates, ShiftPoints/OGR

“One of the problems we encountered while working on the “Elections map“: several points — Election Commissions — may have the same address and as result the same coordinates. So these points become overlapped and only information for upper point is available.

The obvious solution of this issue — move overlapped points at small distance, that they all become visible. Moving all points by hands is not an option if you have many and it is difficult to keep the same distance between points.

“Point displacement” renderer in QGIS only works in render-time and doesn’t update features itself.

After all we developed a small script to solve this problem, and later also QGIS plugin based on it”.

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