[OSGeo Africa] HELP

E. Ndava erick.ndava at gmail.com
Fri May 16 00:23:50 PDT 2014

Hi Mudau

For starters 'stands data' is spatially contextual viz where are these
stands Port Elizabeth or Lilongwe. From the look of it this is missing from
your data (i.e. you do not have coordinates nor addresses) and without this
you cannot accurately create this shapefile. You'll need to have some other
reference data ( street addresses or other) then geocode (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocoding) your stands.

More information on what other data you have access to may help reaching a

On 16 May 2014 09:01, TSHIFHIWA MUDAU <vhadaudk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All
> Is it possible to create a shapefile from a spreadsheet without
> coordinates using stand numbers, in Quantum GIS? I know that using a plugin
> MMQGIS you can create a shapefile with a csv spreadsheet having an
> *address*, but with a stand number it doesn't,,is there anyone with other
> criteria which i can use?
> Regards
> Mudau T
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