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Is it possible to use QGIS or QField with a GPS to physically walk a polygon in the field?

I'd like to use the software to physically walk shapes in the field but have been unable to find information on how to do so.

  • If by "with a gps" you mean "with a handheld GPS unit" then you should find that functionality in the unit. Convert your polygon to a line (so it has a start point) then save for your GPS (GPX format, probably), and then tell your unit you want tot track it, and you should get heading and distances... – Spacedman Sep 3 '18 at 7:35
  • Thanks for the reply, I had meant I was hoping to have either QGIS or QField on a tablet in the field - whereby I am able to consult other data I have on the area. At this point I was hoping to create polygons of shapes I have physically walked, add attributes and edit as required in the field. – Peter Sep 4 '18 at 3:21
  • So you want to track your route and turn it into a polygon? Or did you want to use QGIS to guide you along the boundary of an already-mapped polygon? – csk Sep 5 '18 at 21:14
  • I'd like to track my route and turn it into a polygon. – Peter Sep 6 '18 at 6:42
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Try NextGIS Mobile. This feature and many others are present.

Get it directly or via google play.

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  • Why down voting? This answer exactly explain what topicstarter asked. – Dmitry Baryshnikov Sep 6 '18 at 7:31

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