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    QGIS 3.4 and onwards allows a user to undertake ‘In Place’ Editing. This means that instead of having to make an Edit to the whole layer (and choosing only selected features) where you need to then save a copy of the results, you can now make changes to individual objects within the source layer.

    For example, in the Planning Apps layer below using the Edit Selected Features option we can undertake In Place editing to Smooth and Densify an object.

    Smooth Features:

    If we select the object on the right and in the Locator Bar type Smooth…… we now have the option to undertake the Smooth operation while In Place, by choosing Smooth – Edit Selected Features.

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    Specify the Iterations to Smooth by e.g. 10

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    We can then simply apply that to our selected features by choosing Modify Selected Features and the object is edited in the source layer.

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    Simplify Features:

    If we select the object on the left and in the Locator Bar type Simplify…… we now have the option to undertake a Simplify operation while In Place, by choosing Simplify – Edit Selected Features.

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    Specify the Tolerance to Simplify by e.g. 2 metres

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    We can then simply apply that to our selected features by choosing Modify Selected Features and the object is edited in the source layer.

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