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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QGIS - snapping points onto lines [duplicate]

I have two layers, one is point layer and other one is a line layer. I want the point features to snap on to the lines, but the points are away from the lines. Is there any way to move the points onto ...
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Possible to set default attribute fields for vector creation?

I'm using the latest release of QGIS (2.14). Is it possible to set default attribute field parameters to be used automatically during the creation of new shapefiles/vector files? I'd be specifically ...
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Digitizing jpeg image or georeferencing it first?

I'm a new learner when it comes to QGIS. I have a jpeg image and I want to convert it into a shapefile. The problem is when I polygnized it, the resulting image is inverted. So i decided to just ...
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Automatic numbering of points during digitization in QGIS?

Does somebody know how to automatically number the points during digitization in Qgis. To explain, when I create the new point there is the window where I must to type the point number. Is there any ...
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Digitizing Tools error in QGIS

I receive this message: Digitizing Tools: Amend Line is disabled because layer CRS and project CRS do not match. If I set the CRS of the layer the same as the project CRS (W84 Pseudo Mercator) is ...
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In transferring a family cemetery layout to a digital format, I need a software program [closed]

We have a large historic family cemetery. I've had surveying experience, drafting in the days when it was done by hand, and a lot of real estate experience with deed descriptions and layouts on maps. ...
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How to automate 'downstream' and 'upstream' manhole ID field in a pipe line feature

I have been digitizing a drainage network and now have been supplied attribute fields to add to the features I have digitized. Two of the fields for the pipe features are 'upstream manhole ID' and '...
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Resources for digitizing in webmap and export? [closed]

Its possible with Google Map API to draw geometries and points. And exporting as well I assume. Is there other alternatives, probably based on Java that can do the same job? I've been researching on ...
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Is it possible to find the minimum map-able unit (MMU) after creating a map?

I'm not very good with the GIS lingo so I apologise if this doesn't make too much sense! Lets say I have just finished digitising the land cover of an aerial photograph and it's looking like the ...
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Changing QGIS cursor size and color?

I'm digitizing some old topographic maps (scanned images), and these maps are in grayscale. When in editing mode, to draw the contour lines, I would like to be able to change the color and size of ...
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Steps to digitize OpenStreetMap in QGIS?

I am new to QGIS. Can someone help me with the steps to digitize OpenStreetMap? Or should I save the particular area I want to digitize into .tiff files and then try to digitize the .tiff file?
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How to split a polygon into multiples sections in QGIS?

I am working on QGIS latest version 2.12.3. I am digitizing a polygon. It represents a riparian buffer of a river. The polygon made a continuous « loop » with a widht of 50 meters. I want to split my ...
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Drawing a polygon of a given area

First, I am using QGIS 2.8.2. I have GPS waypoints and satellite imagery and am trying to draw polygons. This is easy enough, but I need to make sure each polygon is 1ha exactly. Is there a way to ...
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Can't Find the Split selected features with selected line from another layer tool

I'm trying to split a selected polygon features with a selected line from another feature layer. I, however, can't seem to get the tool for this to show up in my advanced digitize toolbar. In ...
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How to create in QGIS shapefile a field that automatically returns the current date

I'm digitizing a shapefile in QGIS and I need to create a field that returns automatically the current date.
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salt marsh recession mapping with landsat/WV, IKONOS) [closed]

I am trying to detect timing and pattern of change in a particular salt marsh (low marsh sitting close to a high marsh). Basically, I'm interested in detecting changes in the leading edge for ...
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Digitized points are getting displaced automatically in QGIS

We are capturing 100's of drilling sample locations in QGIS. At times, we are copying the whole set of points from adjacent survey_lines to the next one. After that, we will capture the respective ...
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Automatic selection of colored regions when digitzing choropleth maps

I am new to working with GIS. I have a raster choropleth map similar to the one displayed below. I want to create a shapefile from the map, where each layer contains all the countries that have the ...
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Newly added points disappearing after saving edits in QGIS.

I am adding features to a shapefile point layer in QGIS 2.12 Lyon. When I add the new point I can see it, but once I click the Save Edits button it disappears. When I click Toggle Editing button to ...
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Change direction of polylines from DEM data

I am trying to define the direction of my polylines (which represent gutters in a drainage system). Does anyone know if it is possible to define the direction based on elevation data extracted from a ...
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Digitizing scale when digitizing from Bing imagery service in QGIS

I need to digitize a bunch of islands from imagery in QGIS. It is the Bing Maps aerial imagery layer. I will obtain all required permissions. My plan is to lock the map scale at 1:25,000 and use heads ...
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How are digital maps generated? [closed]

This is a more of a noob GIS question. How are all the features on the maps we come use know and love (Google Maps, Bing Maps) generated from imagery? Does somebody actually look at the imagery and ...
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Connecting vertices to form a line without using an attribute

I have a number of multipoint features that form lines (hiking trails). I would like to connect the dots of each multipoint feature to generate line features, but there are no attributes with which to ...
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Is it possible to trace basemap features?

I'm looking for an easier way to digitize. Does anyone know if it's possible to trace basemap features (OSM/stamen/etc) in QGIS (2.12)? For example, as opposed to creating various vertexes along a ...
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Digitized Map To Scale

Is it perfectly acceptable to produce a map at a scale of 1:24,000 from a database that was digitized from a 1:100,000 scale source map?
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“Error” on Advanced Digitizing Window in QGIS

I have the word "Error" that has appeared on my Advanced Digitizing Panel since upgrading to QGIS 2.12.0 Lyon. It doesn't appear to actually affect anything negatively... has anyone else seen this or ...
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How to avoid topology errors when digitizing a road network?

I am working on a road layer project. For the snapping option I'm using the mode to vertex and segment and tolerance 5 pixels. When zooming in (to the max) I do not notice a gap. But when I use the ...
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Digitised problems - Combine isolines

I try to digitize a large number of topographic maps. Digitizes the contour every four meters. I use the program ArcGIS 10.3 and ArcSCAN. The problem is that it has many objects in the map outside of ...
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Niche MapInfo Question : Digitising options

I've recently started using mapinfo to digitise on a daily basis, I am usually georefencing old deeds (on top of OS Mastermap) and then digitising them. The problem is when drawing the polygon the ...
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Edit Geometry with digitizing tools in QGIS of a postgis layer

I have a multiline PostGIS layer added to my QGIS 2.10.1 Pisa. I'm able to add features using the digitizing tools, but I'm not able to use the delete or node tool. It remains gray even if I'm in ...
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Rotate functions in “Rectangles, Ovals Digitizing” as well as “Advanced Digitizing” distort shape dimensions

I am trying to rotate squares via the rotate tool in the "Rectangles Ovals Digitizing" Plugin in QGIS. The dimensions/proportions of the sides, however, are distorted whenever I do so. Any idea of why ...
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USGS National Map Ortho - Digitizing

As a part of project scope we have to deliver to the Client digitized data sets – some houses and roads. Can we use USGS Orthoimagery from The National Map layer for feature digitizing? http://www....
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Geometry issues when digitising in QGIS

I'm digitising a large number of maps from hand drawn mud maps and digital images, and although I have used the snapping tools ("snap to vertex and segment", Tolerance 10 pixels, avoid intersections) ...
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Fill of sketch polygon blocks view of what I'm trying to digitize

I am trying to digitize polygons using QGIS 2.10.1-Pisa, but the red fill of the sketch polygon blocks me from seeing the imagery that I need in order to draw said polygon. I have tried going into ...
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Freehand editing without holding down mouse button in QGIS?

I am trying to delineate wetlands using satellite imagery in QGIS 2.10.1-Pisa. I'm using the Freehand Editing plugin. Is there a way to draw polygons without having to hold down the mouse button, ...
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Mapbox Satellite - Digitizing

As a part of project scope we have to deliver to the Client digitized data sets – some houses and roads. Can we use Mapbox Satellite global imagery layer [1] under Professional plan [2] for feature ...
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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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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 ...