Before I raise my question, I have to admit that I am a total newer on GIS, I don't have much background on GIS. But suddenly I need to take over the GIS job from a GIS specialist who just left the office. And since time is a luxury for me right now, I am looking for some "hack" to fix my immediate problem.
The task is below: I need to spot out which bed in an elderly home belongs to a male or female resident, and present it visually on a map.
The materials are below: - A raw map from the elderly home, marked the bed no for each bed - A spreadsheet contain the bed no and the gender of the resident on that bed
What I have done till now: - "digitize" the raw map: I have used MapWindows and created a vector layer consist of beds, something like creating a new layer on photoshop, and then trace the bed on the new layer - created a new project in QGIS, import the raw map as raster layer, the bed layer (vector layer created by MapWindows), and the spreadsheet as csv - in QGIS, I have joint the bed layer with the csv file correctly - made adjustment in the "Style" tab of the bed layer (vector) so that the gender of each bed can be shown
I think I am almost there, but problem arise: - in Mapwindows, both the raw map and the vector layer matched perfectly (i.e. I draw the trace the bed on the new layer and both the raster and vector layer align to each other perfectly) - this is not the case in QGIS
I am thinking of something like "georeferencing" issue, which the GIS specialist keep saying before, but I don't know what the hack it is.
I need to "realign" the raster and vector layer, how can I do it? Thanks.