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I am trying to perform a simple spatial join (adding polygon data to points) in QGIS 1.8:

  • target vector: points
  • join vector: polygons
  • take attributes of first located feature
  • keep all records

When I click on OK, the progress bar goes up to 15%, then about 30 seconds later I get the (Not Responding) notice on the dialog box. I found a report of this on the QGIS bug reporting list, but never saw any mention of a resolution. Also, I have run the geometry validation tool on my shapefiles, and all seems fine.

Any ideas on what could be doing this, and more importantly, a fix or workaround?

Thanks also for all of your great posts...

System info:

  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Intel i7 quad core
  • The data are US Census Bureau TIGER files for counties, and a centroid point layer created for US cities. I just want to append the county data to the centroid layer.
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Welcome to gis.stackexchange @RobertF. I modified your title to make it a question which can actually be answered. As you said, this seems to be a known bug. I'd suggest to do the join in PostGIS instead. – underdark Sep 14 '12 at 9:14
@RobertF Would it be possible to share your source files? That way we can test it on our machines. – R.K. Sep 14 '12 at 10:08

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