I've got an "Error: Cutline feature without a geometry" on QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak. I have 2 samples (A raster type and a vector type), they have the same coordinates (EPSG:4253 - Luzon 1911) Then I tried using Clip on my Raster type, Raster > Extraction > Clipper

Then I masked my vector to my raster, and got that error, Any Help would do. Or if you want I could send you my files.

  • I tried the validation thing, but there were no errors found. Can you think of any other reason this error would appear? – Lyn Howe May 31 '18 at 23:33

Similar problem right now (QGIS 2.6.1). But shapefile has some issues (topologic issues). I guess that shapefile has to be repaired before being used as crop mask.

Topological issues in shapefiles can be repaired using GRASS GIS. Here's a really simple guide of how to repair a bad polygon. You only need to know how to use GRASS GIS.


This guide help me resolve my problem with a polygon shapefile with topological errors. Then, cropping was as easy as usual using QGIS tool and gdal warp tool.


Check attribute table of the shapefile, in all likelihood there is no field in it for area, use $area to put in area of current feature/polygon.

  • The area can't be computed if there is no (or it's broken) geometry. – lynxlynxlynx Jun 28 '18 at 6:05

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