Creating new vector layers and opening the existing ones is enabled by the Layers->Add Verctor Layer menu (or button ), which launches the Add Vectors dialog with three tabs (buttons): New Vectors, Add Vectors, and Import Vectors (Fig. 3).
Fig. 3. Add Vectors dialog window. Adding a vector layer from the database.
The program allows you to import vector data from SHP files and GPX files (from GPS) - after pressing the Import Vectors button. Because SHP files do not contain information about colors and formatting shapes, when importing these files, the program displays a window with a selection of the necessary data (Fig. 4).
Fig. 4. Dialog window for formatting imported data from SHP files.
The program supports the following vector shapes: symbols, points, polylines, polygons, text labels and grid cells.Contents