QGIS 3.0.1

I wrote a code to create a vector layer and save it to disk as shapefile . Is there a way I can save its geometry property as 'Point' and SHPT as 'Point'

from qgis.core import *
import qgis.utils

QgsApplication.setPrefixPath("C:/Program Files/QGIS 3.0", True)
qgs = QgsApplication([], False) ###
qgs.initQgis() ###

_layer1 = QgsVectorLayer("C:/Arundhati/Automation Test Script/Radio Signal/MasterLine.shp", "MASTERLINE", "ogr")

if not _layer1.isValid():
  print("Layer failed to load!")

    print("Layer was loaded successfully!")

_writer1 = QgsVectorFileWriter.writeAsVectorFormat(_layer1,"C:/Arundhati/Automation Test Script/Radio Signal/MasterLine12.shp",'utf-8',QgsCoordinateReferenceSystem(),'ESRI Shapefile')


please suggest.


As described here, you can set the WkbType upon QgsVectorFileWriter instatiation, Here's an example:

from qgis.core import QgsWKBTypes

# Creates the file using giving settings
vector_writer = QgsVectorFileWriter("path/to/your/file", 'utf-8', _layer1.fields(), QgsWKBTypes.Point, QgsCoordinateReferenceSystem(4326L))

# Add your features to the created Shapefile
for _feature in features:

# Close the writer to avoid concurrency
del vector_writer

Following this method, you do not need to use writeAsVectorFormat(), The file will be created during instantiation

  • I am getting following error :- NameError: name 'QgsWKBTypes' is not defined. What could be the reason? Is this version specific? Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\PROGRA~1\QGIS3~1.0\apps\Python36\lib\code.py", line 91, in runcode exec(code, self.locals) File "<input>", line 1, in <module> File "<string>", line 42, in <module> NameError: name 'QgsWKBTypes' is not defined
    – Jay
    May 15 '18 at 18:01
  • Sorry, my mistake, I fix the code to import QgsWKBTypes, instead of QgsWkbTypes
    – xlDias
    May 15 '18 at 18:53
  • Umm No. It now gives me import error:- Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\PROGRA~1\QGIS3~1.0\apps\Python36\lib\code.py", line 91, in runcode exec(code, self.locals) File "<input>", line 1, in <module> File "<string>", line 3, in <module> ImportError: cannot import name 'QgsWKBTypes'
    – Jay
    May 15 '18 at 18:59
  • I think it is not a version problem, as QGis 3.0 seems to use QgsWKBTypes. I just notice you've used from qgis.core import *, since you have this, try removing from qgis.core import QgsWKBTypes
    – xlDias
    May 15 '18 at 19:06
  • Hmm. Ok. Still the same import error. I am trying to find a solution for similar problems but no luck
    – Jay
    May 15 '18 at 19:20

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