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Mastering QGIS - Second Edition by GISP Dr. John Van Hoesen, Dr. Luigi Pirelli, GISP Dr. Richard Smith Jr., GISP Kurt Menke

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Using basic vector geoprocessing tools

This section will focus on geoprocessing tools that use vector data layers as inputs to produce derived outputs. The geoprocessing tools are part of the fTools plugin, which is automatically installed with QGIS and enabled by default. The tools can be found in the Geoprocessing Tools menu under Vector. The icons next to each tool in the menu give a good indication of what each tool does.

We will look at some commonly used spatial overlay tools such as clip, buffer, and dissolve. In the case of a simple analysis, these tools may serve to gather all the information that you need. In more complex scenarios, they may be part of a larger workflow:

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