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Given a polygon layer, census tracts, how can I generate a table of centroid coordinates in QGIS, or add columns with the centroid coordinates or generate a new layer of polygon centroid points?

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If you are working with 1.8, there is an option that produces a point shape file at

vector/geometry tools/polygon centroids.

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Yes, you are right, its right there in front of me. Its in 1.7.3 as well. Thanks! –  HealthMaps Aug 6 '12 at 1:37

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