I can't find the "Points in Polygon" command under the vector-analysis tools. It is missing from the pull down menu. Any ideas why? I just loaded QGIS for the first time on my new PC.


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This command from FTOOLS is now in the processing panel. Check in the QGIS geoalgorithms folder. I suppose what your are looking for is "Count points in polygon" ? If it doesn't look like mine, check also if "advanced interface" is selected in the dropdown list at the lower part of the panel.

QGIS geoalgorithms

If you can't find this panel, go to Plugins and check if Processing is checked

install processing

You can add it inside a button with the Customize Toolbar Plugin :

Customize Toolbar Plugin view

You'll have it in a toolbar :

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  • ok that works...but I cant add the button in toolbar now...I get this error MSG "wrong value for parameter "Msys folder" specified path does not exit: Aug 26, 2016 at 14:32
  • For your bug, have a try with this answer : gis.stackexchange.com/questions/183261/… I added a way to add your button in a toolbar :) From what I read "Apparently msys is no longer required, so it should not be requested."
    – gisnside
    Aug 26, 2016 at 16:13

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