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?