How to import a Shapefile into QGIS?
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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:
- Open QGIS and click LAYER > ADD LAYER > ADD VECTOR LAYER.
- Select the zipped shapefile.
- Click on OPEN.
- You did it! You successfully imported a shapefile into QGIS.
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