I have over 300 line shapefiles and I want to merge these files into a single shapefile. I have used merge tool in QGIS, but this tool merges overlapping features into a single feature. I, however, want these features to remain unique even if they do overlap.
You can use the MMQGIS Plugin.
- Load all shape files into QGIS (by selecting all before it's only one click).
- Use MMQGIS--> Combine --> Merge Layers. Select all (Control + A) and save new shape file.