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I have 2 vector layers that I wish to correlate attributes - a shape file containing boundary polygons and a shape file containing point locations.

I'm using the vector>spatial query tool to generate a new layer consisting of only boundaries that contain the specified points.

This works as I expect but I am looking for a solution that will provide me with an attribute table of point names with a corresponding column listing the boundary regions they fall within.

Any help would be appreciated.

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You can use the Join Attribute by Location tool. This will add attribute columns of the polygon layer to your point layer.

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Thanks artwork21 - this worked exactly as I need. The spatial query tool would benefit from an option to Join attributes. – Jeremy May 10 '13 at 0:08

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