Within QGIS - I have two layers. One is a point layer, the other is a polygon layer.

I'd like to create a column in the point's attribute table using the field calculator where 1 indicates the point is within polygon and 0 indicates the point is not within polygon.

Any ideas?

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You need to use Select by location tool to select the points that intersect the polygon layer. The tool is located in Vector -> Research tools -> Select by location

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When the points get selected you can update only the selected points by the value of 1 and then invert selection and update the selected (that does not intersect the polygon layer) with the value of 0. Then save edits.


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