I want to copy some features from one layer and paste them onto another layer with all their attributes, but in a different geographic location. Is this possible? These are very small features a very long way apart, so the cursor-based 'move feature' tool is not really an option.

I'm using QGIS 2.6.

  • Do the layers share the Coordinate Reference System (CRS)? If not, you probably want to apply an affine transformation on one of your layers to move and even scale your layer features before copying them. Jan 30, 2015 at 15:28

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When you copy a feature, not only do you copy its visible attributes (ie. from the Attribute Table) but you also copy its invisible attributes (ie. wkt_geom which is the coordinates of the features' dimensions). So when you move your features to another geographic location, the coordinates for each dimension will also change. Therefore, I do not think it's possible to copy a feature (which already has a set of coordinates) from one location and paste it to another.

Hopefully others can advise on this!

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