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I have downloaded my shapefile and also a CSV file with the population of each location. Each population is associated to a meshblock (district) that has coordinates. I need to put this population onto a map but I can't seem to make these population's into points.

I tried using points in polygon function, but the drop down has no points to select from?

marked as duplicate by Ian Turton Jun 13 '16 at 11:07

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    Did you try adding your csv as a point layer from the menubar: Layer > Add Layer > Add Delimited Text Layer...? – Joseph Jun 13 '16 at 11:05
  • Yes thats the only way iv been adding my csv files. I was wondering maybe because my CSV file doesnt have any coordinates to them, only my shapefile does. – JSmith2412 Jun 13 '16 at 11:33
  • My CSV file has the same meshblocks as my shape file and i have joined these two as well, so thought my csv file would coordinates so im not sure where iv gone wrong – JSmith2412 Jun 13 '16 at 11:35
  • If the answer from the suggested post (of which your question seems to be a duplicate of) does not solve your problem, I would suggest editing your question to include specific details of the steps you have tried and where exactly you need help. Then this question can be re-opened =) – Joseph Jun 13 '16 at 12:29

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