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I'm having trouble clipping my large IUCN species range maps vector file to a southeast asia boundary shapefile. The single vector file consists of many individual species polygons. I've tried eliminating most of the polygons that are non SEA, made sure both shapefiles are in the same projection, and then clip it to SEA boundary shapefile, but i get an error message saying I've generated an empty output. After reading some answers online, I tried repairing geometry but the same issue arise, empty output. I've tried QGIS but that doesn't work either,software crashes.

What could be the problem and how can I solve this?

  • What coordinate system(s) are your two datasets in? – PolyGeo Feb 20 '18 at 13:13
  • They are in WGS 1984 – NLS Feb 20 '18 at 13:26
  • When you add both to a Blank Map do they overlap? – PolyGeo Feb 20 '18 at 13:27
  • Yes they do overlap – NLS Feb 20 '18 at 13:31
  • @PolyGeo any ideas, my friend? would really appreciate if someone could help. The boundary shapefile was gotten from Natural Earth. – NLS Feb 20 '18 at 13:36

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