I have digitized the Google Earth imagery for a 117 sq. km. area and have classified the land-use into forest and non-forest sites. I need to use this map for fragstats and calculation of landscape metrics. When I load the KML files into QGIS I don't get any information and I am stuck on how to go ahead with creating classes and creating a raster with forest and non-forest information.
I have looked into supervised and unsupervised classfication and the resolution obtained would not work very well for my study on forest fragmentation. I have also looked at land cover maps which are available for the region and they are not of use either.
How can I create a raster from a KML such that the raster contains class information?