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Is it possible to place a point at a coordinate in qgis?

I have a map, using irish grid reference and wish to place a point at an exact 6 digit coordinate. Is it possible to do it.

Previous to this i have placed the point roughly and then moved it whilst zoomed to the exact location, surely there is an easier way.

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Yes you can place a point at exact coordinates. There are a couple of ways you can do this. One is interactively by digitizing a point and then, while still in edit mode select the "Numerical Vertex Edit" button at the right hand end of the edit toolbar. You highlight a point and then type in the location in the popup box.

The other way, if you have several points is to make a CSV file in Notepad (say) and import that using the "Add Delimited Text Layer" button.

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Numerical Vertex Edit is a plugin so this will need to be added first before you can do this above. You can also use the NumericalDigitize Plugin to digitize the point in the first place. –  James S Jan 11 '13 at 10:52
Deadly. Installed the plugin and it is perfect. –  Gerald Jan 11 '13 at 10:56

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