Welcome to QGIS Tutorial for Beginners. Today, I am going to show you how to export layer to Shapefile on QGIS. Shapefile (.shp) is a popular spatial data format. It’s pretty popular among ArcGIS users. On my previous post, you can see how to create a new Shapefile in QGIS. On this article, you will learn something different. We are not going to create from scratch but we are going to export from an existing file.
In this example, I will open my PostGIS table on QGIS and then export the layer to Shapefile. Basically, you can use this method to convert PostGIS table to Shapefile. Before we start, you may be interested in the following articles
How to Export Layer to Shapefile on QGIS
Step 1. Open the layer
First of all, you will need to open the vector layer to QGIS canvas.
Step 2. Export Layer
Next, right-click the layer name and then select Export | Save Feature As. The Save Vector Layer window will open up
Select ESRI Shapefile on the Format and then give a name and location for the new shapefile. Click OK when ready. In few moments, your new Shapefile should be ready.
QGIS offers a simple way to convert existing vector layer to ESRI Shapefile format. Thank you for reading this article and please leave us comments if there is something you don’t understand about this How to export layer to shapefile in QGIS.