I'm trying to make a hex grid net with the shape of polygon. Unfortunately, the grid net is in the rectangle shape (see the screenshot).

Any advice how to do it?

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  • This might point you in the right direction gis.stackexchange.com/questions/265010/… I've seen hexagonal grids come up a few times on GIS.SE, a quick search should give you some ideas. Mar 19, 2019 at 5:23
  • Did you mean that you try to create a grid inside the green polygon but it came as a rectangle surrounding the polygon ? could you edit your question to provide more info on how you create the grid ?
    – J.R
    Mar 19, 2019 at 16:41
  • J.R Exactly, that was the problem... but when I used the "select by location" and then save selected as a new layer, then it worked and I got the grid with the same shape as "green" polygon.
    – Slunicko
    Mar 20, 2019 at 1:43

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An alternative to @csk's answer is to use Vector > Research Tools > Select by Location to select the hexagons which intersect the desired polygon, and them save them to a new layer. This will mean that entire hexagons will be retained, even if they only partially intersect the source polygon.

  • Excellent alternate solution. FYI, Extract by location (found in the Processing Toolbox) will do the same thing in one step.
    – csk
    Mar 19, 2019 at 19:22

Find the Clip tool in the Vector menu > Geoprocessing Tools. Use it to clip the grid to the polygon.

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