GIS is brand new to me, but I've spent a couple of days researching so that I can at least ask somewhat intelligent questions.
- I've decided to use QGIS
- I need to do an interactive floor plan on the web and shapefiles fits the bill
Problem: I need to put the floor plan in as a backdrop (raster) to all the polygons that will represent the rooms. But, I don't know how to properly set the scale so that when I use the 'measure' tool it will actually come up with correct measurements.
Edit: Adding sample image to show what I'm doing. As you can see there's a floorplan that I've imported into QGIS as a raster layer. I'm going to be tracing the shapes of the rooms into a separate shapefile, which I then want to use on the web (using Silverlight) to interactively update the polygon fill colors representing temperatures in the various rooms. The problem I'm experiencing is that when I load the image separately into the Silverlight application and then load the shapefile a) The position and shape of the polygon looks nothing like it does in the GIS app b) It's in the wrong place altogether, but I think I might be able to solve that one myself. The shape that's coming out totally different is the worry?