Take the 2-minute tour ×
Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm new to QGIS and am more familiar with MapInfo.

I've been playing around with QGIS to do some habitat mapping based on aerial photography and was wondering if there is a feature in QGIS which automatically draws a poly line or polygon whilst you move the cursor over the screen?

MapInfo has a handy feature called 'auto node' which does this by dropping nodes constantly as the cursor moves. It's useful as you can get very smooth lined polygons which are difficult to achieve if you have to click the mouse everytime to drop a node.

Can QGIS do this???

Thanks!

Steve

share|improve this question
1  
I think there is a "freehand" plugin you could give a try. –  underdark Jun 15 '12 at 18:14
    
@Under Out of curiosity, is there a central clearinghouse for QGIS add-ins? If so, we can create pointers to it from this site in various ways, such as through a meta thread or even our FAQ. That could help out a lot of people with questions like this one. –  whuber Jun 16 '12 at 12:14
3  
@whuber In QGIS 1.8, there will be only one official plugin repo anymore: plugins.qgis.org/plugins. It will still be possible to add other, non-official ones (as far as I know). –  underdark Jun 16 '12 at 13:47
add comment

1 Answer 1

Underdark is right. You want the "Freehand Editing" Tool.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.