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I have a picture of a fictive earth-like world. Now I would like to draw the outlines and then georectify this to a projection-less version. I really need the map unrectified. Because I want to rectify it on my own.

Is that possible and even in QGIS?

  • So it's currently a "flat" map (rectangle)? Pick a cylindrical projection you like and georeference to it. Then you can unproject to a geographic coordinate reference system (aka WGS84 / latitude-longitude) and project it to whatever you wish. – mkennedy Feb 2 '15 at 17:12
  • No I have a earth round circle with the map on it, and that's all. And from this I would like to generate a rectangle. The other way around is easy indeed. – kwoxer Feb 2 '15 at 17:40
  • Ah, is it supposed to represent a hemisphere or the whole world? If a hemisphere, try a planar projection like Orthographic. If it's a whole world, stereographic shows 3/4ths of the world. – mkennedy Feb 2 '15 at 17:44
  • Otherwise, I think I need a picture! – mkennedy Feb 2 '15 at 17:45
  • Let's take this map e.g. img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060724044230/lotr/images/8/83/… how would you import it. Open picture as raster image in QGIS. Which projection you use? And which are the following steps. Drawing the outline and then georectify it with some algorithm? – kwoxer Feb 2 '15 at 18:19

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