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...
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
You could start here:
Feature To Point
Feature Vertices To Point