I am trying to map three counties in QGIS with a layer of census tracts on top. The county border is in white and the census tracts are in green. Is there a way to not show the county border but leave the county names? It appears the census tract body of land matches what I see on California maps. It appears these three counties have borders that go into the water. enter image description here

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You can change the style of the county layer to either have transparent borders (and eventually a transparent fill), or to be 100% transparent.

Both settings affect the rendering but preserve the labels.

Transparent with label

  • Not sure why I didn't think of that. Thank you Aug 29, 2018 at 20:26
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    It's more efficient to set the pen style to "no pen" rather than make it transparent
    – Ian Turton
    Aug 30, 2018 at 17:59
  • @BarrySmith, please take a look at gis.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers to learn what to do when someone answers your question. Tks. Aug 31, 2018 at 20:03

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