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I am using QGIS software. I have shapefile layer of points and a shapefile layer of polygons(many of them overlapping). I need to determine which polygon(s) each point lies in.

I tried "Join attributes by location" with the solution posted here:(How to find the polygon inside which a point lies?). My question is different because many of my points will be inside multiple polygons. This only gives one polygon per point. My solution will have many polygons for each point.

For example, I would like to know the identity of every blue circle that lies underneath each black dot.

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How can I complete this analysis?

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    I think 'Point sampling tool' is what you are looking for :gis.stackexchange.com/questions/137352/… – chenghopan Dec 28 '16 at 0:29
  • @user80597 Thanks, but unfortunately this still gives me the same problem. For each point, it gives me a single polygon. I need all possible polygons for each point. – Mitchell Dec 28 '16 at 0:57
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    I solved this problem. Simply use the "Intersect" feature under Geoprocessing tools. – Mitchell Dec 28 '16 at 1:13
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    @Mitchell - Consider posting your comment as an answer and then accepting it by clicking the green-faded tick ;) – Joseph Jan 4 '17 at 12:34
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I solved this problem. Simply use the "Intersect" feature under Geoprocessing tools.

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