I'm mapping a National Park in Malawi using Quantum GIS as with the plugin I can get the images from G.Earth (I need to see the vegetation).

Since my supervisor is using ArcGIS 10, do you know if it's possible to save the file with the maps I need (Malawi etc) so that she can open it in ArcGIS?
I'm wondering if there's a way to save the maps as raster or something...
Thank you.

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    Install QGIS in your supervisor's computer? :-P – Alexandre Neto Jul 2 '13 at 12:57
  • We mainly use ArcGIS 10 at the lab but since I haven't it on my laptop, I've downloaded QGIS cause it's free – Eleonora Jul 2 '13 at 13:12
  • Did you try File - Save as Image when working in the main window? If you are in Print composer you can export to a tif but then you will need to georeference the results. – johns Jul 2 '13 at 14:44
  • Yes, that's the problem..I should georeference all the images (and they're more than 200) – Eleonora Jul 2 '13 at 15:01

In the QGIS main window (ie. not in print composer) you can choose File > Same as Image > TIF or TIFF format

This will save a TIFF file (image) and TIFFw file (TIFF world file, which contains georeferencing information for the image you just saved.

That will then go right back into QGIS and ArcMap (though arcmap pitches a fit about not knowing the spatial reference, but will draw it in the correct location).

Be advised though, that Google has a policy about using their data for anything, that is you CAN'T - if you trace something using their imagery / data, it belongs to THEM!

Might want to use BING - I don't think they have the same data restrictions...

  • I'm aware of Google rules but I don't know how to find good resolution images of Malawi without spending thousands of dollars... Anyway, I tried Bing but GE has a better resolution. – Eleonora Jul 8 '13 at 10:49
  • Anyway I had already tried to open the Tiff images (saved in qgis) in ArcGis but they seem not to be georeferenced 'cause they don't go to the right location...any suggestions? – Eleonora Jul 8 '13 at 11:02
  • You can try setting the projection of the image manually to WGS 84 (or whatever coordinate system you exported them out of QGIS) in ArcMap... – DPSSpatial Jul 8 '13 at 16:09

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