Batch format conversion

The Save as dialog can be used to convert the format of a single layer. When several layers have to be converted, it is a better idea to use some automation. This recipe shows you how to easily convert an arbitrary number of layers.

Getting ready

No previous preparation is needed. Batch conversion is not performed based on open layers but performed directly on files, so there is no need to open layers in QGIS before converting them.

How to do it…

  1. Open the Processing Toolbox menu by selecting Toolbox in the Processing menu. The Processing Toolbox menu is the main element of the QGIS Processing framework, and it is used to call its algorithms:
  2. In the filter box of the Processing Toolbox menu, type save to filter the list of available ...

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