I've got a eps-file with polygons of landuse. The file have got coordinates to georeference it. I need to convert it into a geo vector.

eps-vector with landuse but without georeference

I could do the following steps:

  1. export/convert the eps to raster (unsing Inkscape)
  2. georeference it with GDAL or J Rectifier (great tool!)
  3. reclassify it (using r.reclass from GRASS) and
  4. vectorize it with GDAL, GRASS or SAGA.

But is there a other, better way without rasterizing the eps-vector?

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  • Coordinates are only a text inside the file or they are associated to the polygons? In any case you can convert the file from eps to shape (it's possibile with illustrator and a plugin and maybe with other sw). If the shape has no coordinates you can move all the polygons to the correct place. – Sergio Sep 11 '17 at 12:10
  • The coordinates are just a text inside. I tried to convert via Inkscape (I don't use/have illustrator) to DXF and imported it to QGIS. Its working, but the result is without the colors (of course) so finally I think, I need to go the raster-way. – MAP Sep 15 '17 at 9:55
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    I don't know how many classes have you got, But you can select them by color inside inkscape and export only selection. After that, inside Qgis, merge all the polygons. In this way you will "save" colors. – Sergio Sep 15 '17 at 11:22
  • Thats a good idea! – MAP Sep 15 '17 at 11:25

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