I have two Polygon Layers. Layer A are Districts of a City and Layer B are Blocks of a City. Currently i'm working with QGIS 2.6.1 and i don't have access to any other GIS.

What i'm trying to do is: select Blocks in Layer B within (contain) a specific District in Layer A. I'm already able to select a certain District in Layer A by using "select by Attributes" followed by "select by Location" with Layer B by checking the "current selection" Option.

These Kind of Operation i've to do quite often and i'm looking for a way now where i can build a automated process with the "graphical modeler". So far the single steps are working but i'm not able to choose a specific Field and Value (District; Distict Name) i.e. a dropdown menue of Layer A. So even with that Modeler i've to fill out the Field and Value for each Process.

Is there any Way for an automated Process?

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There is a model builder equivalent in QGIS

While editing the builder save regularly, it isn't the most stable tool in the world =)

  • thanks Juls. Like i said, im already looking for a way with the graphical modeler in QGIS. I just haven't found a way to select the Parameters after i've bulid it. When i run the model i want to choose which Layer, Column an Value. Like Layer Districts Column District Name Name Name.
    – CeeAge
    Jul 31, 2015 at 11:42
  • Ah my bad. I havent had any luck to make the builder take user input... Your best bet will probably be in using pyqgis through the console Jul 31, 2015 at 11:49

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