I am trying to merge together two polygons to create a polygon of the whole UK. However, I can't seem to select more than one polygon. Also it seems to be random as to which polygon will be selected. It's not always the same polygon, but I can only ever select one polygon at any one time.

I have tried toggling the edit button but that doesn't work either.

(If someone has a shapefile of the UK I can use then I won't need to do this)

screen shot of three polygons I have created and a shapefile of countries I downloaded from online

  • "I can't seem to select more than one polygon": how are you selecting your polygons (what tool - or icon - are you using)? By the way, you might find interesting datasets on data.gov.uk.
    – ArMoraer
    Apr 19 '16 at 15:33
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    You can also download shapefiles for the UK using DIVA-GIS. Select United Kingdom as country and Administrative areas as subject.
    – Joseph
    Apr 19 '16 at 15:38
  • Did you try select it with "select tool" and CTRL button ?
    – Artec
    Apr 19 '16 at 15:50
  • Welcome to gis.stackexchange! Please edit the title of your question to include enough information for future visitors to be able to find this thread when looking for the same problem.
    – underdark
    Apr 19 '16 at 16:44

You could install the Merge Shapes Plugin and then merge all polygon layers (Shapefiles) within an input directory:

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