Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I can't seem to find a tool to merge files from the active TOC into one file...

The datamanagement --> Merge Shape files only allows you to choose a directory of shapefiles to merge which is really inconvenient as you then have to place only the required files in one directory etc or use the "select by layers" and then choose files which is a pain if the files are in multiple directories.

The Geoprocessing Tools --> Difference on the other hand just lets you choose files from a drop down of files in the TOC. This is so much easier.

Is there a version of merge in QGIS that works like "Difference"?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

MMQGIS "Merge Layers" tool should do it.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.