First, apologies - I am a complete newb at this stuff and don't know what I don't know. I may use incorrect language.
Essentially, I want to convert the shapes in a Microsoft Visio diagram into a shapefile. I pretty much want the diagram to BECOME a shapefile.
I have a csv file which describes 10-15 arbitrary polygons from that Visio diagram:
ShapeNo ShapeName PointNo X Y 1 My Square 2 37 155 1 My Square 4 116 155 1 My Square 6 116 234 1 My Square 8 37 234 1 My Square 10 37 155
Polygons are going to be squares, rectangles, with the occasional circle/oval. I'll generate the file above with a script which exports each point of each shape in the diagram. Part and parcel of the X/Y info is the relation of each shape to the others.
I'm hoping QGIS can take this information and essentially create a shapefile for me based on some arbitrary lat/lon "center".
Can this be done? If so, a push in the right direction (articles, keywords, walk-throughs) would be really appreciated.