I am going to be creating (digitising) many repetitive maps which contain the same set of .shp file vector layers. And I was wondering if there was a way to create a template .shp file I can re-use over and over which saves its style, name and blank fields.
What I wish to do: Be able to import a already set up set of layers made up of polygons, points and lines, for example: Paddocks, PowerPoles, Roads which have their names and pre-defined symbology already set up
Currently I am setting up the layers and importing .qml (style) files which is becoming very tedious as I can have up to 30-50 layers. I have tried using Export/import layer definition files but this points back to my original shp files, which I do not wish to edit again. I need a new blank shp file.
Is there a better way to do this?