I find many difficult to create a new shapefile in a new project following those steps.

I think the .csv file is correct (there are only: ID, X coord, Y coord) but when I would create the shapefile it gives me an error: "records not imported because of invalid geometry". What does it mean?

I have the same error woth the file downloaded from this sample.

In the picture below you can see the step before the given error:


  • How do your x and y coordinates look like? – Iris Feb 11 '16 at 12:05
  • @Iris as you can see from the uploaded image the coordinates seems in the right format, aren't them? – Ale Feb 11 '16 at 12:10
  • In general the coordinates are correct, however, I am not familier with QGIS in particular – Iris Feb 11 '16 at 12:55
  • Do you have any coordinates that have a non numeric character or multiple decimals? – artwork21 Feb 11 '16 at 12:58
  • @artwork21 It seems not, it does import any data – Ale Feb 11 '16 at 13:09

Uncheck the "Coordinate GMS" option which I believe in English is "DMS coordinates". The csv file you linked to is not in degrees/minutues/seconds but in XY coordinates.

Unchecking this option should let you import the csv as a point shapefile.

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