[QGIS-Developer] LineString vs MultiLineString - QGIS2 vs QGIS 3

Matthias Kuhn matthias at opengis.ch
Mon Jan 21 09:18:16 PST 2019

So the question is how to write single part features to shapefiles?

I think it might work to use the processing alg "multipart to
singlepart" to write such a shapefile.


On 1/21/19 6:07 PM, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> good point. the problem remains: older software may accept only
> linestrings, and apparently qgis is creating shp with multilinestrings
> even in case of single lines. any way to force simple geom during creation?
> Thanks.
> On 21/01/19 18:00, Matthias Kuhn wrote:
>> If I understand correctly, the page states that each *feature* can be
>> multi- or singletype, whereas the question here was why the whole
>> *layer* is detected as multitype.
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