A small non-profit, specializing in fish habitat restoration, has asked me to link a spreadsheet of field notes to their gis.
What we have is: 1) A spreadsheet of field notes for small fish streams. 2) A shapefile of unnamed rivers. Each branch of a river is often comprised of several individual lines.
What we need is: 1) Merge together lines that form a single branch of river. 2) Give a name to every branch of river coresponding to the spreadsheet notes.
Ideally, I will pan across the shapefile, clicking each branch and entering data for the "Name" attribute. I do not want to have to mess about, zooming in and merging multiple lines into a single branch, before I name it.
Using Qgis or Arcgis extension or script.
Thanks very much from Central Westcoast Forest Society, -bd200