I am hoping to open the following polygon layer in QGIS:


The download is a 'pitem' file.

Are these files exclusively for ArcGIS, or is it possible to open in QGIS?

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On the right, in the webpage you have provided, there is a URL section. You can click on it (the view button), which leads to https://services7.arcgis.com/XKcQKuJiT8ywGgE6/arcgis/rest/services/SDG3_3_2_NUTS3/FeatureServer

This URL can be added in QGIS. Go to the menu layer / add layer / add ArcGIS Feature Server layer, then create a new connection and paste the URL.

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    As per above - do note though that with ArcGIS Online/ArcGIS Portals that are being published internally by organisations - may have security settings applied, which require a bit more complexity when it comes to connection parameters.
    – nr_aus
    Nov 10, 2020 at 8:27

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