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I have downloaded a file showing the status of the National Broadband Network. The CSV file contains a field "Development Shape", which contains

"POLYGON ((153.101112401 -27.797998206, 153.097860177 -27.807122487, 153.097715464 -27.8163131, 153.100598081 -27.821068293, 153.103789404 -27.825046709, 153.106078824 -27.830224804, 153.108248251 -27.836106915, 153.110692137 -27.837863953, 153.116288014 -27.840655525, 153.119923205 -27.844817942, 153.122317372 -27.853523235, 153.127785181 -27.851776938, 153.131234286 -27.851150309, 153.135634115 -27.849740655, 153.138235543 -27.848667877, 153.141702556 -27.847075291, 153.152204703 -27.844959644, 153.15548911 -27.843380913, 153.158613317 -27.841545667, 153.161936609 -27.84058971, 153.156360679 -27.838491612, 153.15709719 -27.834509947, 153.150360063 -27.83270459, 153.151126372 -27.827536316, 153.151689864 -27.822563851, 153.14849171 -27.820801492, 153.148374771 -27.817968784, 153.139018666 -27.81580407, 153.139814105 -27.808556369, 153.126485712 -27.805759965, 153.124678962 -27.803584281, 153.120764096 -27.80295276, 153.121396647 -27.797353389, 153.100468927 -27.793620173, 153.09982846 -27.793327332, 153.101112401 -27.797998206))".

This is just for one entry. Is it possible to map this in QGIS?

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Go to Layer -> Add Layer -> Add Delimited Text Layer. You should be able to find the csv file you have, give it a layer name, and choose file format as CSV.

In the Geometry Definition, you will have to use Well known Text (WKT) by ticking that box. Set the Geometry field to the column you want, and you might want to set the Geometry type as Polygon.

See below: enter image description here

For speed, you might want to tick the 'Use spatial index' box as well. Good luck :)

  • can you do this with python? – user32882 Sep 12 '18 at 13:01

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