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I'm a relatively new user with GIS software (primarily QGIS) and I'm sure this is probably quite simple but I've been trying to find an answer for ages!

I have transportation network data for an area (as vector lines) and I'm wanting to simplify these to then attempt to find a spatial correlation with another set of points that I'm interested in. I was told the best way to do this was to overlay a grid over the vector lines, so that each grid cell could be classified as to whether or not it contains one of the lines or not.

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Awesome. Thanks! –  Will Jun 24 '13 at 13:43

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