I have a land cover raster basemap that covers different land cover/uses in Europe to 100m resolution and a separate Excel legend file.
Separately I have a point shapefile with the details and location of archaeological sites, most of the sites fall into the landuse category of agricultural land, but I want to show this more clearly with a simplified map, and to eventually display a table showing something like
"Pastoral Land 3 sites
Arable land 10 sites" etc
I vectorised the raster at first, but am not sure if that was the right thing to do. I am playing around with habitat evaluation plugins, but what I really want to find out is a technique of evaluating the relationship between the vector point (site) and the basemap (landuse), rather then going through the rather arduous process of manually zooming in and noting the position of the point and the colour of the pixel, then going through the legend. To make the final result clearer on a printout display Id also like to change the image resolution.
Is there a specific plugin I can use for this work? I also am trying to reclassify the raster as the detail now is more than I need.
I am using QGIS 2.8 Vienna. Below is an image of the two layers