I am new to GIS (and QGIS which is what I was intending to use) and I had a general question that will help me decide whether I can even go about this task with these tools:
I am working with some visualizations in ParaView and the coordinates of all my data are in cartesian coordinates in feet with the bottom left corner of the map taking the coordinates x = 0, y = 0. In this example I have a 1000x1000 ft set of data (note the coordinates at two marked locations):
This data has a real world location, and I can grab coordinates from various features. I would like to import some reference maps (aerial photography, shapefiles of city boundaries etc.), and these either have different or no geo-referencing. E.g. I know that the data shown above corresponds to the area below:
Is it possible with with QGIS to take that map and assign a number of reference points so that the map corners has coordinates (0, 0), (0, 1000), (1000, 1000), and (1000, 0) going clockwise from the bottom left? If I can get that working then I should be able to import it to my visualization software so that aligns with the model data like this (quick photoshop just for example):
For now there are no rotation to my data, so changes in X will be East/West, and changes in Y will be North/South. The areas of interest are generally fairly small so I don't think I would need to worry about the curvature of the earth or anything like that.
However, in most cases the maps I have will be smaller than the data domain (so I can't just cut out a map that exactly fits my domain).