A great enhancement has been added to “Delimited Text” plugin today. It allows the use of a geometry column formatted as well known text (WKT), as an alternative to using x and y columns to define point features.
To view a delimited text file as layer, the text file must contain:
- A delimited header row of field names. This must be the first line in the text file.
- The header row must contain an X and Y field or a Well Known Text (WKT) field. These fields can have any name.
- The WKT field must be in standard format.
Example of a valid text file with a WKT field
Update: Tim has posted a video tutorial: Video tutorial #2: Delimited Text Plugin