I am a new QGIS user. I have layer containing few polygons, imported from a .KML file (I have created them with Google Earth). I need to adjust the vertex, so I right click on the layer and select "enable modifications" (not sure how is the English label in the menu, I have Italian localized installation). Then I click on the "vertex tool (all vectors)" and I am able to move the vertex I need. When I want to save the changes I made, I click on the "save vector modification" icon, but I get this error message: "OGR error to set element 1: Failed to open C:/PROGRA-1/apps/qgis/./resources/data/world_map.gpkg: Permission denied". If I keep trying, I get a different error message: "OGR error to set element 1". Any suggestions?

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Your first error may be from using the vertex tool (all vectors) - it may have tried to modify an underlying layer that you did not intend to edit (for example world_map.gpkg in your error message).

Your second issue is due to the fact that you cannot perform most edits on KML/KMZ files in QGIS. Even though you can see the yellow pencil enabled which suggests editing, you can add features (albeit with some lag), but deleting or updating of features is not supported in OGR which is used to update the files in QGIS. Refer to this answer for a brief explanation: Why can't I edit KML/GML layers? (8 years ago)

See also this answer - Edit KML with the mouse in QGIS: is it possible? (6 years ago) and Edit or Remove .KMZ Vertices in QGIS (~2 years ago).

  • Saved the layer as shape file and now I am able to edit and save it. Problem solved, thanks. Commented May 5, 2020 at 8:26
  • No problem. Please mark the answer as accepted if it solved your question.
    – she_weeds
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 8:50

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