I am trying to create contour plot concentration data to a map. I followded this link and have interpolated the data as follows: enter image description here

but, while forming contour lines, I am not finding the raster> Extraction> Interpolation I tried finding it in plugin but, I don't seem to find it there. What is the error I am making? enter image description here

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    Are you working in QGIS 2.18? You may as well check the Plugins Manager too see if GdalTools has been ticked.
    – Kazuhito
    Jan 26, 2019 at 13:18
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    it was just a guess, but I'm glad it worked.
    – Kazuhito
    Jan 26, 2019 at 14:41

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It is relatively rare, but sometimes we encounter a situation GdalTools plugin is not activated.

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In an extreme case like below, we miss lots of raster tools.

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In your case, the Plugin Manager will have below tools activated:

  • Heatmap
  • Interpolotaion plugin
  • Raster Terrain Analysis
  • Zonal statistics

But probably the GdalTools plugin is unchecked. Ticking it on will solve the issue.

NB. This issue is QGIS 2.18 specific.

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