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I need to place a set of polygons onto a set of points, so that each polygon is centered on its corresponding point - any ideas? In MapInfo I can just manually edit the co-ordinates of the center, but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent in qgis. Please help!

  • What is wrong with buffering your points? Or displaying them as polygonal symbols? – Erik Nov 29 '18 at 14:58
  • Good thought, unfortunately the polygon I need is an irregular shape. – Herb Nov 29 '18 at 21:16
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This answer is for QGIS 3.4.

See this answer for earlier versions: Moving vectors to specified coordinates in QGIS?

I was able to do this by creating a centroid for a polygon: enter image description here

Then moving the polygon feature with the move tool--you can snap to centroid that you just added: enter image description here

Then move to the target point, again snapping (this answer describes how to configure snapping in QGIS 3: https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/278376/31 .

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  • Thank you Jay! Had to upgrade to 3.4 (snapping to the centroid didn't work in 2.18), but this solves my problem perfectly. – Herb Nov 29 '18 at 22:29

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