i have a lot of shapefiles. For simplicity, lets say all the zipcodes of the USA. I've imported them into SQL SERVER 2008.
I wish to merge lots of the shapes into one shape.
I'm sorta struggling to do this with Sql Server 2008 and sql script.
Are there any programs out there that can do this? eg. click on these shapes and merge into one?
Also, can i cut shapes out? So lets imagine i have a whole pile of zipcodes together .. and then i draw my own shape .. can I cut out my shape from those zipcode leaving a nice whole.
Once more I can sorta do this with SQL Script but I'm getting really tired of this and would really love it if this stuff is all visual.
Any ideas, folks?