How to import a shapefile into QGIS?

How to import a Shapefile into QGIS?


Did you just download a shapefile? Or did you just order a shapefile from the Spotzi Datashop and do you want to import these shapefiles into Quantum GIS (aka QGIS)? Read the following instruction:

  1. Open QGIS and click LAYER > ADD LAYER > ADD VECTOR LAYER.
  2. Select the zipped shapefile.
  3. Click on OPEN.
  4. You did it! You successfully imported a shapefile into QGIS.
Open Shapefile in QGIS

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