I traced land use as forest (purple) and non-forest (Teal) in my study area of 117sq.km. from google earth. I have attached a copy of the landcover file which I have created. I need to convert this into a raster with two classes (forest and non-forest).
-> I added the kml files from Google Earth as layers in QGIS and then converted them to shapefile files -> merged the non-forest and forest shapefiles and -> then categorised them with the option provided under symbology. Now, I want to rasterise the merged shapefile and do not know how to. I have tried rasterizing the shapefile using the rasterize options in the processing toolbar (GDAL and SAGA). There is no output if I use GDAL and there is a raster file which I obtain with SAGA but there is no difference in coloration, which I find confusing to interpret.
My ultimate goal is to analyse the land-cover in fragstats.