I imported all my files from Google Earth Pro into QGIS and I need to resize some of the polygons (after agricultural job is done, some of fields get bigger or smaller; from corn we go to soy etc.) My problem is that I am not able to resize any of fields/polygons which are imported. If I create a new polygon than I am able to resize it.


Error source #1: You didn't save the imported polygons as a shapefile.

Error source #2: You didn't switch on editing.

  • I did switch on editting but still that Vertex tool is greyed so i cannot click on it which leads me to #1 which i did not do, do I need to do it part by part? or can import somehow all polygons at same time? – Roby5 Oct 23 '18 at 11:21
  • Mark all files you want to import and then drag & drop them into QGis. – Erik Oct 23 '18 at 11:34
  • I think u didnt understand my question. I asked how to import Polygons as shapefile, I have them into QGIS already. – Roby5 Oct 23 '18 at 11:40
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    Right click and save. And maybe merge all polygons of the same type into a layer first. – Erik Oct 23 '18 at 11:45
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    You also get that error if you only typed the layer name into the text box; you need to put an entire filepath (eg C:\Documents\myshapefile.shp). – csk Oct 24 '18 at 15:08

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