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I want to clip a shapefile to fit another and when I do parts of my map end up missing. Map With Layers

Any thoughts? (Clipping census shapefile (blue) to a custom shapefile (grey))

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  • Have you checked the geometry of both layers? Feb 19 '16 at 2:46
  • how would I go about checking? From what I can see by toggling the layers they're both in good shape but when I clip them I get this same result.
    – polywhat
    Feb 19 '16 at 3:07
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    Vector - geometry tools - check geometry. Geometry errors can cause clips and other processes to fail. Feb 19 '16 at 3:31
  • In addition to what @SpatialSuccess suggested, if you did find errors then using v.clean from the Processing Toolbox could help repair your data. If you still have problems, you could consider uploading your shapefiles to a public server so that others could test it.
    – Joseph
    Feb 19 '16 at 10:25
  • Which bit is missing, is it Treasure Island (top right?) If that's missing in your grey layer, the clip would remove that.
    – Steven Kay
    Feb 20 '16 at 22:46

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