Is it sensible for me to migrate to QGIS?
I've been using OCAD, a very old vector based map software to maintain a local "back country" map.
With OCAD6 I initially import base data, e.g. contours, main roads etc, as
.dxf. Later import new data the same way. But then I can adjust or draw things easily by hand.
As tracks wash away, get re-routed, get abandoned, or repaired, I can easily update track condition freehand, from, say, "abandoned" to "Grade 3".
I can simply cut a line object to create 2 new line objects. Or make 2 cuts to create a new section in the middle. Then change that section from, e.g., "grade 4 track" to "grade 2 track" by:-
- selecting the new line object
- selecting a new symbol
- click "change symbol".
Any way to do this easily in QGIS?
Am I misunderstanding what QGIS & GIS in general are?