The process of converting features on a map or image (either hardcopy or digital) to vector-based data in digital format.

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Error in Editing Point Shapefile: I can't add a new point feature

I want to add a point to a point shapefile. I place the cursor in an empty field. The strange thing is that the point of the point shapefile that is nearest to the cursor is highlighted. If I click ...
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3D without elevation

I'm using ArcGis 10.1 So here is the problem.. I generated an DTM image as a 3D model and I added up ditigized road network data to it which doesn't have any height information to it. My question ...
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Capturing line version 2.10

I'm a beginner (as in complete noob) user with version 2.10. I'm trying to digitise some rivers from a raster layer but can't find the "Capture Line" tool which the tutorials and resources show as ...
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Suitable Raster processing methods to extract field boundaries from images

I'm trying to extract field boundaries and features from a lot of aerial images of agricultural land - and avoid digitizing these features manually. I've managed to get a crude raster file of the ...
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QGIS 2.8.1 (Windows 64bit). Setting snapping to the “decoration” grid?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to snap digitizing to the grid you can create in View>Decorations>Grid? I can't see anything in the manual or the menus so I am thinking there probably isn't ...
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Create circle shapefile vector in QGIS

Is it possible to create a circle shapefile feature in QGIS, like it is possible to do in ArcMap? I am trying to digitise a map wich features roundabouts, which I'd like to be part of the same ...
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What program can I use to highlight and calculate multiple areas on a satellite image?

I would like to calculate the area of all the parking spaces in my city (North Miami Beach). I would highlight the parking in two layers, commercial and residential, and then export it to Excel and ...
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Digitising - Separate fill and line opacities (or remove fill)

I have a client who specialises in aerial photograph interpretation and is in the process of moving from AutoCAD to QGIS. They find the auto 'fill' when digitising polygons really disruptive and ...
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How to close a polyline in QGIS while digitizing?

We need to work on a line layer where some features are closed and some are open. The closed features need to be closed perfectly, so that the first and the last point of the polyline perfectly match. ...
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QGIS 2.8.1-Wien snap options does not show “avoid int” dialog box

I am trying to digitize a set of adjacent polygons in QGIS 2.8.1-Wien, runing under Widows 8. When I go to Settings > Snap options my vetor (polygon) layer does not show the "avoid int" box. Can ...
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How to suppress advanced digitizing tool window

I'm using QGis for years but suddenly I stuck with something that I'm sure it's an easy fix. Every time I start to create a new feature, the Advanced Digitizing tool window pops up. Do you know how to ...
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Advanced Digitizing Tools Crashing in QGIS 2.8.1 x64 on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm hoping someone here can tell me what I'm doing wrong... Whenever I use the Advanced Digitizing tools in QGIS, I crash after about 5 clicks. I'm even doing it without OTF transformations on. Any ...
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Digitizing 2-node lines?

I tried digitizing in to a new sqlite line layer with autoincrement id ticked..... I want to create a 2-node line, but there seems to be a minimum limit of 3 nodes. Is this correct or am I doing ...
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Touched lines but not connected in ArcGIS 10.x

Ι convert a contour file DWG to SHP file. The lines are touched but disconnected and they are broken in many places. Is there an automated way with a particular tolerance to automatically connect the ...
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Conditional Value Map widget in QGIS

I am looking for a way to implement conditional value mapping in QGIS. This means that the values available in attribute number 2 depend on the value provided in attribute 1. Example: If the user ...
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QGIS: digitized object disappear when filling in attributes

When digitizing, for example a point, the attribute window opens for you to fill in the pre-defined columns/information. But no point is shown in the map while you do this in QGIS 2.6. It was shown in ...
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How to OCR topographic maps

I have old topographic maps that i have scanned and converted into pdf in Actobat XI 11. I need this pdf to be text-searchable (not mere image). To do this i tried text recognition in acrobat but it ...
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Same Image and Shapefile are not overlapping in ArcGIS for Desktop?

An image is Digitized in ArcView 3.3 with JPEG extension; But not with Image analysis extension. When I open that image and shapefile in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop then they are not overlaping each ...
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How to digitize building footprints with orthogonal edges?

Using QGIS, I am trying to digitize an old raster map, and because I ultimately want to load these 2d layers into sketch-up to turn into 3D models, I need everything to be square. Here's a sample of ...
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How to implement Add feature action from PyQGIS

I'm trying to implement / reuse Add Feature functionality in my python plugin. there a class/function that handles geometry creation on canvas based on layer geometry definition? I'm checking API but ...
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Easy way to digitize DSM for feature extraction

I have a Digital Surface Model (DSM) that I would like to digitized to extract features (buildings, etc.) using ArcMap 10.1. I would like to know if there is an easy way to digitize the DSM or to ...
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How to automatically convert dots on paper maps to vector points?

I have several paper maps with dots that I need to convert to vector points. I was hoping to get some suggestions on how to accomplish this without recreating each and every point by hand. I know ...
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How to digitize rectangles with snapping in QGIS?

Trying to digitize a floor plan for a building (just need polygons for each room) in QGIS (shapefile layer). I started just trying to draw the features, but want to align polygons so that there is no ...
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How to change the QGIS edit cursor and node icons?

Two things I really dislike at QGIS, are the "fat" node icons (when editing lines) and the cursor which cover the object below and make it impossible to accurately move a node. Is it possible to ...
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ArcGIS lines to polygons without holes

I have a dataset with contours. Depression contours are separate of the normal contours and need to be digitized counter-clockwise. Still, there are usually some faulty ones with wrong direction and ...
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Adding Eastings and Northings as attributes automatically to a point layer in QGIS

I have a point layer that I am adding to and am working in British National Grid. Two of the columns are Easting and Northing. When I add a new point I want these two columns to be filled out ...
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Best way to create sub-polygons based on underlying basemap

I'm looking at ranging patterns where animals go in and out of nature reserves into residential areas. In addition to home range polygons, I've generated polygons made from applying 25m and 50m ...
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In what real-world examples do users still digitize features from a map?

Is digitizing of map features completely dead? For example, when and why do you still digitize features from a map? It can be heads digitizing up from a scanned paper map (or image, or whatever) or ...
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How to digitize in stream mode in QGIS, using a tablet?

How to digitize in stream mode in Qgis, using a wacom cintiq tablet? freehand it's no use. i need something like MNDR stream digitizing extension for arcview 3.x, which allows continuous tracing, ...
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Digitizing takes a long time [closed]

While in the process of digitizing for instance a large body of water or piece of land it takes a long time to process. Is this normal? If not what can I do to speed up the process.
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Why are my polygons automatically simplified/generalised when merging them in ArcMap 10.2?

I am creating a small land use map, as an exercise for visual image interpretation. I created a shapefile and started digitising polyogons with the polygon tool. The problem is that some of my ...
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What is the fastest way to digitize features on a map?

I'm currently using QGIS basically to trace a bunch of polygons to show individual ponds from google maps. Some of the geometries can be pretty oddly shaped and using the nodal digitizing tool gets ...
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Digitizing contour lines from paper maps using QGIS?

Is it possible to give digitized altitude lines (from paper map) heights using QGIS?
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How to insert some holes in a polygon?

I have a problem with QGIS digitizing advanced tool plugin. I have a landcover-like shapefile. I have to perform some corrections on it, and I have to cut or split some polygons. I want to insert some ...
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How to digitize a custom road?

So I've built my network and now I am creating custom bus routes. However, one of my bus routes makes a stop on a private road that I had not realized was included in my network. How should I go about ...
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“Node tool: could not snap to a segment on the current layer” message

I have a strange issue. Editing a layer with node tool I get always the following message: "Node tool: could not snap to a segment on the current layer." This error happens to me even with a fresh ...
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convert a *.jpg scanned from line paper map to vector data in arcgis

I want to digitize automatically old paper map that scanned to jpg . I know that it's possible to digitize it with arc-map but I can not remember how to do it.
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How to split a line into a specific number of parts?

I've seen a lot of questions involving splitting a line with the help of a point layer. I want to split a line in fractions of its length. For example, I have a line 400 meters long, I want to split ...
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How to snap and move circles by the center?

I have a point layer, and a polygon layer with buffers of a given radius around each point. I need to move points, and check that each buffer is not above forbidden land/plots. In autocad, you can ...
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QGIS Freehand editing plug-in: blocked attribute table

I can't save object after drawing by Freehand editing plug-in. I suppose it will be connected with creating some (special) column in the table. Could anyone suggest a solution?
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How to digitize RGB TIFF automatically

Is it possible to digitize RGB TIFF by color - I need to select all the vegetation cover types from the image below, which is a part of an aerial photography of an island ...
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How to set a defined distance between nodes to digitize in qgis?

Using QGIS (by now I have the 2.4 version) I would like to set some parameter (I don't know if such exists) that would impose a definite or maximal distance between nodes when digitizing a polyline or ...
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automated method of Geo-referencing air photos?

I am trying to figure out a way to automate a process to geo-reference ~800 air photos, followed by digitalizing several thousand polygons from these air photos. At a minimum, we would like to create ...
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How to find the projection of an image?

Instead of georeferencing the image and deforming it, I'm trying to find the projection used by the author of the image. I've got tens of these distribution maps to digitize. The idea is to avoid ...
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QGIS Fill Ring tool problem

Using the new (in 2.2) 'Fill Ring' tool and it doesn't seem to work correctly in all cases. It seems that if I try and digitise the new ring close to the polygon boundary, TWO (or more) geometries ...
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Digitizing with OpenLayers Plugin seems incorrect

I am attempting to digitize some buildings based on floor plans using QGIS. To do this, I have taken the blueprints, georeferenced them against openlayers bing aerial plugin. I then digitized the ...
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Is there a QGIS bezier curve tool?

I'm a recent convert to QGIS but have been confused about the lack of support for drawing curved shapefiles, especially when Arc has almost too many. A lot of the work that our consultancy do is based ...
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unable to draw polygon without attribute window popping up?

I'm fairly new to QGIS and an trying to draw a polygon via "Adding Feature". When I make the first left click to start, the attribute window pops up instead of letting me continue on with additional ...
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How to indicate flow of a watershed feature?

While tracing and digitizing rivers, streams, rivulets, etc., is it possible to indicate the direction/flow in the shapefile on QGIS? I'd like to avoid using map labels. Ideally, when done tracing, I ...
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Can I resume (continue) digitizing a polygon feature from any vertex?

When I digitize in ArcMap with a Wacom tablet and a pen I often accidentally double click and finish my sketch. More often then not the accidentally finished sketch crosses itself. I would like to ...