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I have a csv file with information but not georeferenced. I'd like to load it in QGIS and add points (with coordinates) in the same file and later save as a shapefile. Is there any way to doing that or just creating an independent layer with the points and then joining both layers? If that is the case should I have a common ID to do that. I do not have one. Does the number ID could work on that?

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Are you going to add coordinates manually or with some automation based on the ID? –  steko Jan 29 '13 at 20:59
    
well, I did manually some 600 points already based on township number and range and then converted the points to xy:) I wonder if there is any "automatic" way to do that. –  Gus Velasco Jan 29 '13 at 21:45
    
If you have township number and addresses you may want to use some geocoding service. –  steko Jan 29 '13 at 21:48
    
yes I found one. I usually use geocode plugin in qgis and work in the case of names, but in some cases GC doesn't recognize them. –  Gus Velasco Jan 29 '13 at 21:50
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It's probably easiest to create IDs using a Spreadsheet software. Then create points with those IDs in QGIS and join the files later.

Another approach would be to add fake coordinates to the csv and then move them to the correct position.

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yep, I did the fake thing for a couple of points that I didn't know exactly where there were located:) Txs! –  Gus Velasco Jan 29 '13 at 21:46
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