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If you are new to GIS, I would recommend using Google Earth Pro (free to use, as of a couple months ago). You could draw polygons in two different layers (residential and commercial). If Excel is only needed to calculate the area, you could simply calculate the area with Google Earth.


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The easiest way would be the following: enable snappig on the line layer that you are using to digitize digitize the line, but finish your sketch before you close it digitize another line, start digitizing at the end of the previously digitized line (using snapping), finish the line at the start of the previously finished line (using snapping) now select ...


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A workaround is to digitize a temporary line starting from the final start/end vertex for creating something that you can snap to. Delete the helper line afterwards. For a proper fix make a feature request and hope that new snapping option would be implemented sooner or later. With OpenJUMP that has succeeded ...


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When starting a new digitizing session, try dragging the Advanced Digitizing window and dropping it into one of the other toolbar panes or under layers window, you may have to double-click once you have it in the desired position. If that fails, under "View" tab go to "Toolbars" and untick "Advanced Digitizing". UPDATE: under "View" tab go to "Panels" and ...


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There is a company here in town that a large portion of their business is manually digitizing plan and profile sheets for gas and oil companies. Presumably because the CAD files aren't available or it would be just as much work or more to translate them into the desired GIS data structure. I and others I know of frequently digitize field notes and sketches ...


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Ok, there is definitely a bug, but I found a temporary fix for it... While I was editing, I had snapping turned on. I needed this in order to snap to boundaries, measure a setback, and then start drawing my feature. I turned snapping off after my measurement line was completed, and... QGIS didn't crash! So, if anyone else runs into this issue, this worked ...



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