I have groups of vector points (GPS points) in a number of layers in QGIS. I would like to connect the points in each layer into polygons in each individual layer. I have look hard, but can not find away within QGIS to do this ?


You need the "points to path tool" from the processing menu, I think you mean lines not polygons?

If you want a polygon use the buffer tool from VECTOR/GEOPROCESSING TOOLS menu to create a buffer around your points.

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    If the points make a complete ring (ie the final point is exactly the same as the starting point) you can use the lines to polygons tool to convert the lines into polygons.
    – csk
    Dec 5 '18 at 19:27
  • Thank you ... just what I was after (magic) using the 'points to path' and 'lines to polygons' tools. I can now mark all my Archaeology Field Project Trench in on the maps from my GPS points :-)
    – user55290
    Dec 16 '18 at 12:11

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