Useful tips

How do I add a polyline in QGIS?

How do I add a polyline in QGIS?

To add a node-based shape:

  1. Click the Add Node Item icon.
  2. Select either Add Polygon or Add Polyline tool.
  3. Perform consecutive left clicks to add nodes of your item.
  4. When you’re done, right-click to terminate the shape.

How do I add a shape in QGIS?

How to import a Shapefiles into QGIS?

  2. Select the zipped shapefile.
  3. Click on OPEN.
  4. You did it! You successfully imported a shapefile into QGIS.

How do I add a vector layer in QGIS?

Click on the “Layer” menu, mouse-over “Add Layer” and click “Add Vector Layer…” You can also click the “Add Vector Layer” button in the left hand column of QGIS. If the shapefiles you have are on your local machine, all you need to do is click on the Browse button and navigate to the folder where your shapefiles are.

How do you add coordinate points in QGIS?

Map Coordinates with QGIS Click the down arrow next to the icon and select “add new shapefile” from the options. From the pop-up window select point. You can also change the coordinate system (the default is the set coordinate system of your QGIS file) and add any attribute fields you want. Hit the “ok” button.

How do I install a Qgis plugin?

Open QGIS. Click on Plugins ‣ Manage and Install Plugins…. to open the Plugins dialog. Click on the All tab, and search for ORS tools. Click on the plugin and click Install Plugin in the QGIS Plugins dialog box.

How do I use quick map services plugin?

Open the plugin’s search tab by clicking on Web ► QuickMapServices ► Search QMS. This option of the plugin allows you to filter the available base maps by the current extent of the map canvas. Click on the Filter by extent and you should see one service available. Click on the Add button next to the map to load it.

How do I add data to a shapefile in QGIS?

Once in QGIS, first load the shapefile by clicking the Add Vector Layer button. Click Browse then find your shapefile and Open it. You should now see the geometry displayed in the map window and the filename in the Layers panel. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for your .

How do I merge layers in QGIS?


  1. Click on the Vector menu, Data Management tools, Merge Shapefiles to One…
  2. Ensure the correct shapefile type is selected (points, lines, or polygons). Select the folder where the two (or more) shapefiles you want to merge are located using the Browse button.