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How do I check the geometry type of a vector layer in QGIS?

I would like to know whether a layer uses Polygons or MultiPolygons or Points, but I can't see anything in the Properties dialog that tells me.

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    There is no section titled "Geometry type of the features in this layer" in Layer Properties > Metadata > Properties? – Joseph Apr 19 '17 at 10:46
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Properties >> Metadata >> Properties Section has things like "Storage Type" (eg Shapefile) and:

Geometry type of the features in this layer
Line (WKB type: "LineString")

I don't know if any distinction is made between Polygons and Multipolygons here though.

  • It doesn't differentiate between line and multiline. – Oh-No Dec 10 '18 at 10:48

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