1

I am creating my own dataset for landuse classification. I have four different shapefiles for 4 different categories, forest, water, park and buildings. All these shapefiles contain polygon geometries of various sizes of respective categories.

I want to create shapefile of each category which contains points instead of polygons. For example, my forest shapefile contains 10 polygons and i want to create another shapefile for the forest, which will contain 100 or more points. Obviously these points should lie within these polygons.

I don't want to manually select the points which will be quite cumbersome given the no of shapes and points.

I would like to know any automatic method using QGIS.

3
  • 2
    Did you have a look at the "Random point inside polygons", "point along geometry", or "extract vertices" tool in the processing toolbox , if yes could you elaborate on how they don't fit your need ?
    – J.R
    Commented Oct 2, 2019 at 12:52
  • No, I was not aware about these tools. They sounds like exactly what I need. I will check them and let you know. Thanks. Commented Oct 2, 2019 at 13:05
  • Thanks, "random point inside geometry" tool in QGIS did the work. Cheers! Commented Oct 2, 2019 at 14:55

1 Answer 1

1

As mentioned by J,R. in comments, "random point inside geometry" tool in the processing toolbox of QGIS did the work.

1
  • Thanks, I was not able to accept it before. May be it take some hours before one can do that. Commented Oct 10, 2019 at 16:14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.