I am trying to split an irregular polygon into 120 equal area blocks. I also need a buffer around each new block within the polygon.

Is this possible in QGIS 2.12.1?

  • Any particular shape you want these blocks to be? I think I've already answered something similar where the shapes are slices, but easy enough to adapt to sectors from a central point. I think I did it using R's spatial overlay operators. Easy enough to implement in python. Can you program in python?
    – Spacedman
    Commented Mar 20, 2016 at 12:49
  • I need them to be rectangular and run parallel to a crop row. I am fairly new with the software so no I do not know how to program in python
    – Devin
    Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 6:55

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Not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for but there is the Polygon Splitter plugin which allows you to split a polygons into predefined equal parts in a vetical, horizontal (or a combination of both) fashion. You can download this from the toolbar:

Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins...

Example polygon:

Example polygon


Split polygon

Tested using QGIS 2.12.3-Lyon.

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