A small non-profit specializing in fish habitat restoration, has asked me to link a spreadsheet of field notes to their GIS.
What we have is:
- A spreadsheet of field notes for small fish streams.
- A shapefile of unnamed rivers. Each branch of a river is often comprised of several individual lines.
What we need is:
- Merge together lines that form a single branch of river.
- Give a name to every branch of river corresponding to the spreadsheet notes.
Ideally, I will pan across the shapefile, clicking each branch and entering data for the "Name" attribute. I do not want to have to mess about, zooming in and merging multiple lines into a single branch, before I name it.
Using QGIS or ArcGIS extension or script.