I have an ESRI shapefile of the US, with Alaska, Hawaii, etc, broken down by county.
I'm extracting the polygons (each representing a county) from the shapefile, and then displaying those points in a Java application, using the Swing 2D API.
This works fine, however, I'd like to 'move' Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, etc.
One option is to do this in Java.
Before I do that though, I'm wondering if it's possible to select, scale, and move, shapes in QGIS. I have found that there are several ways to select shapes: http://centigonknowledge.com/tutorial/editing-shapefiles/
However, I don't see a way to scale and move these shapes. I was thinking that there might be some way to do this as that tool seems to allow the creating of maps from scratch, and therefore might be expected to have this functionality.
Clearly for existing maps it makes no sense, and breaks all sorts of projection rules, I'm sure.