We want to have a map of each individual district, with the shops on it, so that the person responsible for each district can have a map of their territory. The reason I want to merge them is so that I don't end up with a map of one district with lots of dots around it from other shops all over the state.
I'm using QGIS 1.7.0. I have a shapefile that splits my state into districts, and a geoJSON that has a list of shop locations. I want to make a file of each district, with a dot at each shop. Is it possible to have QGIS put both pieces of information into one file (I haven't had any luck with merge shapefiles). After that, it would be wonderful if I could get it to split each section into it's own file, with the dots that it contains. If there is not a way to get it to do that automatically, would the most efficient thing to do be putting a mask layer over the map and just cutting out a hole for each district, one at a time?
I'm mostly self-taught with QGIS, so I don't necessarily know some of the non-basic stuff. But I'd appreciate any help y'all could give me.