QGIS: Convert CSV to SHP

The tutorial helps to convert CSV into SHP (shapefile). Below there are steps on how to do this using QGIS desktop software.

IMPORTANT: The data in CSV format must contain longitude and latitude columns to make the proper georeference mapping.

STEP 1: Start the import process using "Layer" >> "Add Layer" >> "Add Delimited Text Layer".

STEP 2: Configure the import parameters and click the "Add" button.

  1. Define the path to the CSV file

  2. Check the column separator, should be a comma.

  3. Check the first row. Usually, it contains the names of the attribute. It has to be excluded from the parsing.

  4. Select the dataset columns with Latitude (X) and Longitude (Y) data.

  5. Set the Coordinate Reference System. Usually, ESPG:4326 is used.

The expected result after STEP 2 looks like

STEP 3: Trigger the export flow via "Right Mouse Button" click >> "Export" >> "Save Features As ..."

STEP 4: Configure the proper export options and click "Ok".

  1. Set the exported shapefile path.

  2. Set the Coordinate Reference System (CRS) to ESPG:4326, which is acceptable by GeoPard.

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