Finding roads in one particular province of The Netherlands using QGIS?
I have two shapefiles that I want to use to see all the roads in one particular province of The Netherlands. So I have one layer with all the roads in The Netherlands and one layer with the boundaries of every province. How can I 'select' or 'show' the roads in this one particular province? The attributes of the roads file doesn't contain data saying in wich province it is. I am a beginner in using QGIS 2.0.1.
You can use an intersection of the features. You can find it here:
Vector > Geoprocessing Tools > Intersect...
As the input layer you use the roads. As intersect layer you use the provinces of the netherlands. Either you can make a filter for the province you need or you select the province and check the Use only selected features box. Then you can process a new shapefile with only the streets of the area.
If you want that the roads are clipped at the province boundaries, you can use the clip function of qgis:
Vector > Geoprocessing Tools > Clip....
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