I am using QGIS 3.0.1. Everytime I drag in a shapefile (actually, *.shp, .shx and .dbf) I get three layers, that seem to differ just in symbology color. This happens with both shapefiles I get from outside sources and ones that I have generated in Python. My colleagues using ArcGIS see just a single layer when they do the same operation.

This isn't a problem other than adding what looks like redundant layers - or maybe I do not understand something kind of basic here.

Screen capture of three layers ("Photo_Pts") after dragging in one shapefile.

  • Are you saying you drag in those *.shp, .shx and .dbf files? – DPSSpatial Sep 14 '18 at 20:01
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    just drag the .shp (qgis figures out the rest) – Mapperz Sep 14 '18 at 20:45
  • Thanks for the comments - yes - dragging JUST the .shp file in fixed my problem. Thanks again. – Andy Kellett Sep 14 '18 at 22:36

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