Okay - I am in the process of configuring GIS within our organisation and am waiting for QGIS to be installed.
My aim is to use QGIS to compile a custom shapefile of the business regions used by our organisation that is 'snapped' to UK Postcode District (eg AB11) level.
In my mind (and from what i've researched) i think i will be able to build a UK layer on QGIS as i have received CODEPOINT with POLYGONS from Ordnance Survey.
I also know the postcode districts that make up each business region. So i could ask QGIS to 'dissolve' the postocodes into aggregated business regions based on this lookup table?
Then, my plan is to output a shapefile of the business regions to import into SAS.
As i've not got QGIS yet - am i too far from reality expecting the above?
Also is anyone up on using Shapefiles in SAS? If so, i have another question for you....
Thanks in advance.