At present I have sports grant data, coded by longitude and latitude. This data is broken down by amount received, as well as the intended sport.

I also have various other data, broken down by electoral division (ED).

I would like to do the following. I would like to merge these individual longitude and latitude points into their respective electoral division (polygons). Thus I would know the particular ED grant recipient A was in, how much they received, what sport, along with all the relevant information about that particular ED (population, employment etc.).

Edit - As the image shows, I am running into some issues QGIS image


Update 25/2/16 Images follow comments below


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Use the Join attributes by location tool which combines attributes from your points layer to your polygon layer.

You can access this from the toolbar:

Vector > Data Management Tools > Join attributes by location

Set the parameters accordingly to obtain the full set of attributes for each polygon.

Join attributes by location

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  • My grant data is in a csv file which has longitude and latitude coordinates for each grant. Is it possible to use this csv file to and lat/long data to place each grant recipient into their intended electoral division? – Sean O'C Feb 23 '16 at 15:45
  • @SeanO'C - Yes, you can import your csv as points as described in this tutorial. Once imported (make sure both layers and your projection are using the same Coordinate Reference System, CRS), you can then run the Join attributes by location tool. – Joseph Feb 23 '16 at 15:49
  • Joesph - It appears I'm having some difficulty getting qgis to read my coordinates. I have attached an image for reference. – Sean O'C Feb 24 '16 at 16:31
  • @SeanO'C - Try unchecking DMS Coordinates when importing, this is used for degrees, minutes, seconds which your format is not. – Joseph Feb 25 '16 at 11:39
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    You could post the first 10 entries of your csv in your question, that would help to check whether the CSV data has issues – til_b Feb 25 '16 at 12:42

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