I am trying to create a circular raster in Qgis3.8.3-Zanzibar with the Python console. I am able to make it with LineStrings (combine of Polyline and Circular String) and fill each feature with attributes (see picture).RadarRaster

Attribue table of LineString Layer

Now I want to make each feature to a polygon. Therefore, I use the function polygonize (Processing Toolbox --> QGIS Geoalgorithms --> Polygonize). I check the "Keep table structure of layer" option and run the process:

Processing algorithm…
Algorithm 'Polygonize' starting…
Input parameters:
{ 'INPUT' : 'LineString?crs=epsg:25832&field=id:integer&field=name:string(20)&field=WINKEL:integer&field=METER:integer&field=KILOMETER:Double&field=AREA_METER:Double&index=yes&uid={feb5e364-45f5-4e97-aeee-7ab4cd65bbf3}', 'KEEP_FIELDS' : True, 'OUTPUT' : 'TEMPORARY_OUTPUT' }
Processing lines…
Noding lines…
Saving polygons…
Execution completed in 0.98 seconds
{'OUTPUT': 'Polygons_from_lines_9dcc9791_d9e2_4399_b9ff_3bf1c61f6e1c'}
Loading resulting layers
Algorithm 'Polygonize' finished

Ok it works... all features are now polygon. But all the attribute table values are gone.

polygon attribute table no values

How do I keep the attribute values? And why did the polygonize function give all the new polygon features random ids? It is impossible for me to give them new values because there are distributed random, not like before when I add the as LineStrings.

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You can directly produce features of concentric buffers as polygons by using linspace method from numpy python module. As you have in your attributes table 1440 features, I know that, in your case, polygon sides number is 360 for each one of your concentric buffers. Algorithm for extracting points for each polygon features is easily inferred; as it can be observed in following PyQGIS code.

import numpy as np

bufferLength1 = 1000
bufferLength2 = 2000
bufferLength3 = 3000
bufferLength4 = 4000
polygonSides = 360

pt = QgsPointXY(364067.6920850627, 4426289.212155256)

pts1 = [ QgsPointXY(pt[0] + np.sin(angle)*bufferLength1, pt[1] + np.cos(angle)*bufferLength1)
                    for angle in np.linspace(0, 2*np.pi, polygonSides, endpoint = False) ]

pts2 = [ QgsPointXY(pt[0] + np.sin(angle)*bufferLength2, pt[1] + np.cos(angle)*bufferLength2)
                    for angle in np.linspace(0, 2*np.pi, polygonSides, endpoint = False) ]

pts3 = [ QgsPointXY(pt[0] + np.sin(angle)*bufferLength3, pt[1] + np.cos(angle)*bufferLength3)
                    for angle in np.linspace(0, 2*np.pi, polygonSides, endpoint = False) ]

pts4 = [ QgsPointXY(pt[0] + np.sin(angle)*bufferLength4, pt[1] + np.cos(angle)*bufferLength4)
                    for angle in np.linspace(0, 2*np.pi, polygonSides, endpoint = False) ]

n = len(pts1)

geom_feats = []

for i in range(n-1):
    geom_feats.append(QgsGeometry.fromPolygonXY([[pts1[i], pts1[i+1], pt]]).asWkt())

geom_feats.append(QgsGeometry.fromPolygonXY([[pts1[n-1], pts1[0], pt]]).asWkt())

for i in range(n-1):
    geom_feats.append(QgsGeometry.fromPolygonXY([[pts2[i], pts2[i+1], pts1[i+1], pts1[i]]]).asWkt())

geom_feats.append(QgsGeometry.fromPolygonXY([[pts2[n-1], pts2[0], pts1[0], pts1[n-1]]]).asWkt())

for i in range(n-1):
    geom_feats.append(QgsGeometry.fromPolygonXY([[pts3[i], pts3[i+1], pts2[i+1], pts2[i]]]).asWkt())

geom_feats.append(QgsGeometry.fromPolygonXY([[pts3[n-1], pts3[0], pts2[0], pts2[n-1]]]).asWkt())

for i in range(n-1):
    geom_feats.append(QgsGeometry.fromPolygonXY([[pts4[i], pts4[i+1], pts3[i+1], pts3[i]]]).asWkt())

geom_feats.append(QgsGeometry.fromPolygonXY([[pts4[n-1], pts4[0], pts3[0], pts3[n-1]]]).asWkt())

epsg = 32612

uri = "Polygon?crs=epsg:" + str(epsg) + "&field=id:integer""&index=yes"

mem_layer = QgsVectorLayer(uri,

prov = mem_layer.dataProvider()

feats = [ QgsFeature() for i in range(len(geom_feats)) ]

for i, feat in enumerate(feats):



I ran above code for an arbitrary point with length buffer of 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 meters (EPSG: 32612 projection). The result can be observed in following image where I selected the 10 last features. You can observe that they are sequentially adjacent (I have complete control over ids). On the other hand, missed information it can be easily recovered because you can apply geometry functions (area, perimeter, etc) in each feature by using field calculator.

In your case, you can not keep the original attribute values with polygonize processing toolbox because each polygon feature was produced combining four LineStrings with four different ids. Polygonize tool can't handle this. If you want to control initial information you need a more elaborate script with PyQGIS but, with LineStrings, it is more difficult than with points (as in my script). However, these information can be obtained by using field calculator in final multipolygon.

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