I have a custom shapefile which I want to join to geo-coded (Lat and Long) protest data from a .csv file in QGIS. I wanted to know how this was possible without having unique IDs.

In other words, I have a shapefile that doesn't conform to standard boundaries such as administrative levels, districts or municipalities therefore I cannot easily join each dataset by a common attribute.

Is there a way of getting around this, e.g. visualising both the shapefile and point data and then working backwards to spatially join the two?

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A spatial join would be required, as long as the shapefile and csv are in the same CRS - Joining Parcel/Building Attributes Based on Coordinates

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