I've got a shapefile with polygons, some of which are multipart polygons. I need to create individual polygons out of the multipart polygons.

Is there a tool or plugin that can do this in QGIS 1.8?

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In QGIS 1.8 (Lisboa)

(No plugins required as it is standard)

Vector>Geometry Tools> Multipart to singleparts

This will create individual polygons from multipart polygons.

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  • That worked perfect!
    – user12711
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 20:20
  • There also is a Multipart Split plugin, described in another post. It allows you to convert "multipart to singlepart" within edit mode.
    – jurajb
    Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 14:53

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