I am quite new to mapping and am attempting to learn by taking on an arbitrary little project (I also don't know how to code hope that's not going to be a problem). I want to create an interactive map that shows the residential parking permit zone along with relevant info such as time limit and enforcement details. Currently everything is static.
Data I have obtained:
- City-wide RPP zone map in pdf (http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Public_Works/Level_3_-_Transportation/RPP_R(1).pdf)
- Parcels by RPP Area in gif (http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Public_Works/Transportation/Residential_Parking_Permits.aspx)
- Parcel data from the City's Open Data portal. I can export them into shapefile to be imported to either qgis or CartoDB (?)
- All relevant info associated with each RPP Area such as time limits and enforcement hours.
So my questions are:
- Is there a way to merge these data together effectively?
- It looks like I can overlay the zone map (in pdf) over the parcel layer?
- If so, what tools do I use?
- Do I have to digitize the pdf first?
- How do I actually merge them and keep all the attributes?
Ideally I would want to have one layer for each zone, color coded, so I can turn them on and off.
I know how to create new layers by selecting features in ArcGIS (learned how to do that a long time ago in college), is it going to be similar in QGIS or in the other tools that you recommend?
My goal is for users to toggle over a location and know instantly the nearby parking restrictions.