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Is there a tool for shapefiles or a QGIS plugin available, which will enable me to edit the coords of a point manually ?

("tool" -f1 "Tsunami Gauge"-move x1.abcdef -to x2.ghijkl)  

I do have approximate points of which I the later receive highly preceice data and there I would lie to update my so far data, instead of creating new files.

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If you want to interactivelly change your points coordinates, one by one, I believe you can do what you want by using the Numerical Vertex Edit Plugin. I can install it in Plugins > Fetch Python Plugins and search it by its name.

After installing you will notice a new icon on you digitalizing toolbar like this enter image description here. To make it active you must be editing a layer.

Click the plugin button, then click on the desired vertex (in your case the point feature). A dialog show the current coordinates of the vertex, and you can edit them.

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Doing this to too many points can be quite boring.

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Thanks. I found I had to close and reopen my project in order to un-grey out the tool. But after that, it works as advertised. – Dave X May 23 '14 at 19:52

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