I have transformed a pdf into polyline and i want it to fit into the base map of OpenStreetMap.

How can I rotate and reduce the polylines layer?

With the image will be easier to know than I ask.

The red polylines are the ones I want to fit where the blue arrow

  • Please decide which of QGIS and ArcGIS Desktop you wish to ask about in this particular question. Asking about both is effectively two questions which goes against the Tour. In ArcGIS Desktop the topic you should look at is Spatial Adjustment
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Sep 23, 2017 at 10:56

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There's a lot of info on this subject. Some answers and reference here on GIS.SE:

See also a nice plugin named Vector Bender which allows simple transformation of your vector layer.

His author even posted an answer here :


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