I have imported the Google satellite imagery though the OpenLayers plugin. I would like to clip it to a polygon shapefile of New York State. Is it possible to do this? I tired the GDAL Tools and it wont let me select the imagery layer.
If you don't care about that ( private noncommercial project, studying, no redistribution, ...), then there are two options:
- You simply create a new polygon layer in QGis, make it editable and digitize your buildings or area of New York State.
- You can get a georeferenced raster using Project | Save as Image ...
However, i would advise you to look for other free available sources or purchase your own satellite images!
Alternatively you could find Imagery here http://gis.ny.gov/gateway/mg/