I am trying to merge field areas from a polygon layer into a point layer
So the field area from this polygon onto the dot layer.
Where the Point layer, has an String attribute, and set to Multiline, so it would look like this:
I can generated the area measurement, using Field Calculator QGIS 2.14, Expression $area (Though I understand there can be/is errors with this method)
Join by field location
You can do a spatial join but that just adds another column with the attributes, but I need another step.
Join by field location I believe adds the area location from the polygon layer to the point layer. Go to Menu, Vector, Data Management Tools, Join Attributes by location
(Hopefully this will work when you have smaller polygons and points closer together as the distances between points/polygons is quite small)
I need to merge the columns generated as well. So the area column needs to become more like the Label column. (see picture)
I am looking to avoid manually copying and pasting the data from one column into another in the attribute table. In that case, it will be easier to measure each polygon individually using the identify tool, and then enter the label name and area one by one.
Try 3 - Pnz answer - Unsuccessful
Create 2 new layers Names 2 - Point layer Attribute: Label, String, multiline
Polygon 2 - polygon layer
Created area attribute on Polygon 2 using field calculator
Had both layers editable
The issue is that the label needs to be as follows
I don't think "intersect" or "join by location" will join, and "wrap" in effect 2 lots of attribute column data.
I have had both layers editable, but since the Intersect and Join by location tool create new layers, I don't think the layers being editable is the issue.