I've been managing within QGIS two shapefiles: the first is a spatial square grid, and the second a city region. Now I would like to intersect the grid keeping only the cells that are overlapping the city, returning the whole cells on the boundaries. So far I used the Intersect function which returns this:

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Is there a way (within QGIS or Python, for instance) to keep the whole cells overlapping the boundaries of the blue region?


try this spatial queries plugin. It should allow you do what you are looking for. Spatial Queries Plugin

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