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I want to merge two shape files in which one is of point geometry type and other is polygon type in order to get a single layer containing both points and polygon in a single map.

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Shapefile format doesn't allow multiple geometry types, so you should use another format, like GeoJSON. See also OGR merge shapefiles of different geom type into a single GeoJSON feature collection, How to Merge/Join GeoJSON and JSON? and https://gist.github.com/migurski/3759608

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But you can group two layers together if you are trying to save mouse clicks on switching them on and off.

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You can buffer the point and save it. Then in QGIS go to Vector -> Data Management Tools -> Merge shapefiles to one. If you want geojson, then you can now convert the merged shapefiles to geojson.

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