I have a road network map which I need to cut off parts off using a polygon.
Both road network and the polygon are shapefiles. What I need to do is to use the polygon like a cookie cutter and cut off the road parts which fall into the polygon. After the operation is complete, what should be left is the road network which does not belong inside those polygons
I tried to do this in QGIS using the Difference, intersection and other features in the Geoprocessing toolbox but they don't seem to work because I have two types of features. (Lines and Polygon)
I cant convert the road layer to polygon, that would end up in a disastrous mesh of polygons.
Is there a way to do this in QGIS? I am very new to QGIS, so assume a complete dummy.