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Mastering QGIS - Second Edition by GISP Dr. John Van Hoesen, Dr. Luigi Pirelli, GISP Dr. Richard Smith Jr., GISP Kurt Menke

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Editing data

Vector data layers can be edited within QGIS Desktop. Editing allows you to add, delete, and modify features in vector datasets. The first step is to put the dataset into edit mode. Select the layer in the Layers panel and click on Toggle Editing under Layer. Alternatively, you can right-click on a layer in the Layers panel and choose Toggle Editing from the context menu. Multiple layers can be edited at a time. The layer currently being edited is the one selected in the Layers panel. Once you are in the edit mode, the digitizing toolbar (shown in the following screenshot) can be used to add, delete, and modify features:

Editing data

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