I want to convert polygons into points. I know how it's done in ArcGis and I think this may sound trivial but it's a serious issue :/.
I'll appreciate any hints :)
you can do this in qgis as :
i hope it helps you...
You could start here:
Feature To Point
Feature Vertices To Point
If you want to decide on your own point spacing, you can use the Sextante Toolbox with SAGA functionality activated (you'll need to install saga - www.saga-gis.org/ - and specify the installation path in sextante). Use the 'polygons to line' geoalgoritm followed by the 'line to points' one. You can create a model in sextante that combines these into one step as well.
Note: you have to make sure you install the right version of SAGA - I think its 2.0.8