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Questions tagged [digitizing]

The process of converting features on a map or image (either hardcopy or digital) to vector-based data in digital format.

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Which is the best GIS software that a drawing table can be integrated well? [on hold]

There are compatibility issues with arcmap and qgis while using a drawing tablet. Is there any perfect platform in which a gis person can use freely without any issues for digitizing.?
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enable Advanced Digitizing Panel (cadDockwidget) with PyQgis

I am working on a PyQgis Plugin where I want to enable cad in advanced digitizing panel. Following pre-conditions are met: layer is in edit mode project has projected crs move feature tool is ...
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Find Close Vertices in QGIS

I am trying to find digitizing errors in a line-layer. Obviously the snapping was not activated when the person who digitized created the lines. As far as I know QGIS cannot find undershoots, so I ...
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QGIS 3.4 How to make 90 degrees angles when digitizing polygons ? No plugins

How do you make 90 degrees angles when digitizing polygons in QGIS 3.0 or above without any plugins ?
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Mapping out railways from paper?

I have a physical copy of a map with railways that I want to import directly into ArcGIS (the network of railways), but I have no data on coordinates of any kind (it's a really old map but the lines ...
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Draw a shape using dimensions using advanced digitizing tools [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to draw a shape by area. I need to draw a survey area of 3.58km x 3.0km. I have added the Advanced digitizing toolbar --> selected toggle edit --> created new polygon however... ...
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Android App to help digitizing point layers on a Tablet

In QGIS, using a pen on my touchscreen PC I can I can digitize a lot of points (e.g. 14000 pts in 2 hours) faster than with a mouse: without having the attribute form to show up I simply need to touch ...
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Digitising Hedgerows as line or polygon?

I have been tasked with digitising hedgerows for a 5x5km area in Wales. As hedgerows are linear features, and thus do not have a wide diameter, would digitising each hedgerow as a line be ...
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Digitizing polygons by cut or split feature tool in QGIS

For saving digitizing time i created one polygon feature cover all satellite imagery (study area) and styled it outline, tried many tools inside qgis 2.18 to split / cut polygon features (i don't mean ...
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Add ring feature not available in QGIS

I have installed the version 2.18.24 in QGIS and apparently the plugin 'Digitizing tools' does not include the feture 'add ring' but it was replaced by 'fill ring with a new feature'. However, somehow ...
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Copy polygons to another layer with different attribute

I am working in QGIS 3.0.2-Girona. I am digitizing images in which there are rocks that can be encrusted, totally or partially, by algae. I want to have a polygon for the rock and one for the algae. ...
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Undo a new point while digitising? [duplicate]

How to undo a point while digitizing with QGIS 2.18? I am digitizing polygon features.
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Unable to find Arc/Curve tool in QGIS? [duplicate]

I am trying to digitize curved roads in QGIS but cannot find the right tool. I want somthing like end point arc segment in arcmap as shown in figure below.
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Digitizing lots of points and polygons outside GIS software?

I have orthophoto of marine bottom from which I want to extract several informations. This information can be for example position of animals (i.e. a point) or the position/contour of a rock (i.e. a ...
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Digitize objects in a LiDAR point cloud?

I am working with LiDAR point cloud data of road networks. The goal is to digitize all visible objects like hydrants, streets, sidewalks. My input data is available in LAS or ASCII format. My first ...
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Error creating new polygons. QGIS

When I work in QGIS and try to fill gaps between polygons creating another one over them (project snapping settings are selected as Avoid intersection), I hope "fill" this gap with just one polygon ...
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QGIS 3D digitizing workflow

I want to digitize features in QGIS from an orthophoto and set the z-value of each node from a dsm/dtm. What is the best workflow for this? The solution might be to simply set what layer the ...
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Quick add vertices when creating feature (QGIS 3.2)

I am creating a new feature (polygon) in QGIS 3.2.2 and would like to easily add the vertices as I delineate a boundary. Currently, I can do this one by one as the cursor snaps to the vertex of the ...
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Available snapping points for advanced digitizing?

In QGIS, the Advanced Digitizing tools have some snapping features that I don't see mentioned in the documentation. We know that we can digitize new segments that are perpendicular or parallel to ...
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Splitting rectangles into a desired number of parts in QGIS

I'm working on a project using QGIS and there is a process that I'd like to try to automate. I'm working with the "rectangles,ovals digitizing tool" plug-in to make perfect rectangles. The next step ...
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Advanced Digitizing QGIS

I would like to use the Advanced Digitizing tool and the Move tool to move entire polygons by specified distances and angles. For some reason the "d" (distance), and "a" (angle) fields are grayed out....
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Why does adding polygon in QGIS sometimes create a feature with edge too far across the screen? What am I doing wrong?

While digiting/creating new polygons in QGIS some polygons have elongated edges. Some features have no geometry (area=zero) too. What could be the reason? I use 3 Monitors, one for QGIS, one for ...
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Draw polylines given distance & azimuth

I am trying to draw a polyline from a single reference point. I have each specific segment of the lines Azimuth & distance. In the sequence I have areas where my line shifts over +90 / -90 of the ...
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Adding land survey info to QGIS?

I am looking for help digitizing or adding info from survey plans into QGIS. In this example I'm trying to add the lease boundaries highlighted in yellow and the pipeline right of ways to the right ...
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QGIS 3.0 vertex tool - select current layer only?

I am using the vertex / node tool in QGIS 3.0.2 to move vertices in a line layer. Part of the new behaviour is confusing / annoying and I don't know if anyone can tell me how to change the relevant ...
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Fixed length line segment in QGIS: why does helping circle not appear always?

I am working with fixed line lengths. Advanced Digitizing Panel is activated and I set the line length. Usually there is a the blue "helping" circle whose radius is the value entered in the distance ...
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using queries to return value for attribute while digitizing?

I've created a drag & drop form for digitizing point data. I'd like to fill in a value 1 in the attribute field for abundance if the condition for the field "colony" is set to "no" else should ...
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How do I control the snapping features in the Advanced Digitizing Panel in QGIS 3.0.3?

I am using the QGIS (3.0.3) Advanced Digitizing Panel. I would like to control the spaping characteristics. The QGIS documentation states that by selecting the "gear" drop down icon... You can also ...
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Adding polygon feature from one data to another

I am using ArcGIS 10.2. I have two polygon files: Data A and Data B. I am trying to add a couple polygons from Data B to Data A. In the editing mode, is there a way to pick the shape of a polygon (...
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Hotkeys for DAT/EM Summit Evolution linking into ArcMap functions instead

I'm using DAT/EM Summit Evolution to do feature mapping in stereo. When I try to use the hotkeys set in Summit, they instead execute functions in ArcMap. ie. when I press "0" which is linked to CAD: ...
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Free rotating SVG point symbols

I have to rotate a great number of point SVG symbols (valves, caps, Te, etc.) in order to fit them with the gas distribution network. SVG rotating could be achieved by creating a field with angle ...
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Digitizing dimensioning and annotations

Digitizing a utility network is feasible in QGis, but I face great difficulties to digitize the huge number of annotations and dimensioning attached to the network. I try to achieve this operation in ...
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Line feature reshape tool reshapes unselected lines

I have QGIS 2.18.18 installed in my PC. I need to reshape large number of roads/tracks to match with Imagery. QGIS Reshape tool reshapes roads that are not even selected. Any suggestion? Below are ...
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Quickly temporarily disabling snapping in QGIS 3?

In some other applications I use you can use one of the "shift" keys to disable snapping for a single operation. Is there an equivalent for the new node tool?
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Unsnapping two items that have accidentally been snapped in QGIS 3?

In QGIS 3 how can I "unsnap" two items that have accidentally been snapped? So far the only way I have found of unsnapping is to delete the vertex and re-add it.
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How to I change the snapping sessions for a layer in QGIS 3

In QGIS 2 I would go the the settings menu and select the snapping options but this option is not there in version 3. I have found the snapping options in digitising options but these don't seem to ...
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Fixing digitized map using QGIS?

I have some cartographic maps I need to fix the position/digitizing. If you look on the below image you will see that the point layer is not exactly at the center of the map. The exact center is ...
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How to reset the reshape tool in QGIS after 'unknown exception'?

I am using QGIS 2.18.16 and most of the time I have successfully been using the reshape tool to change the shape of polygons. I have snapping and tracing enabled. Occasionally when I right-click to ...
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Vectorizing complex and huge JPG maps in ArcGIS Desktop?

I want to vectorize a map with thousands of polygons. I have the advantage that all the polygon's boundaries are draw with the same color. My preferred software is ArcGis. The format of data is a JPG ...
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Advanced Digitizing Panel angle units

I have QGIS 2.18.3 installed. I'm trying to change angle units from degrees to Gon/gradians (90 degrees = 100 Gon). I navigated to Settings--> Options --> Map Tools --> Preferred angle units, and ...
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Functionality to digitize and attribute contours (similar to R2V) in QGIS?

A long time a go I used to work with R2V to digitize contours from scanned maps. Is there some plugin or ongoing project, which brings similar functionality of R2V software to QGIS? Specifically: (...
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How to create a line through contours?

I am using QGIS 2.18.14. I want to create line through contour lines with fixed segments, automatically. I already tried manually with 'Advanced Digitizing Tools'. It works fine but too slow. The ...
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Digitizing Menu unavailable in QGIS 2.18.15

I installed the latest version of QGIS 2.18.15 and the Digitizing menu seems to have disappeared in the properties options of vector layers. I want to enable the 'Use Last Attribute" feature
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Drawing rings in QGIS

I plan to use for positioning and tracking of areas worked for underwater mining. I am trying to draw rings using Rectangles Ovals Digitizing plugin. But there is very little info available.
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How to digitize a “ringed” topographic-style choropleth map?

I have a choropleth map of plankton distribution in the ocean that I am digitizing. However, as you can see, there are many features within features creating rings, almost like mountains on a ...
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QGIS Value relation end and Start points while digitizing

I do a lot of pipes/pits digitization and i am trying to streamline the process. I am attempting to fill "To" and "From" field when digitizing lines with the IDs from a point layer they are ...
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A accurate tool for digitization in qgis

I have some raster maps that need to be digitized. Me problem is that some of the shapes are very hard to be digitized. Take for example the circles that need to be digitized in this map Now matter ...
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QGIS 2.18.2 - Digitizing Error geometry type is not compatible with the current layer

I have an issue with digitizing lines in QGIS 2.18.2. I was using cadtools and after digitizing lines in my Lines layer on saving i get the message: --Could not commit changes to layer (insert layer ...
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Connect newly drawn lines to existing lines in QGIS?

I need a simple tip for drawing line shapes in QGIS. I have multiple line shapes in my project that needs to be connected, so is there an option to join my already drawn line with the line that I'm ...
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Custom Tool for creating a cirle out of straight segments

I used to use an old tool coded by somebody that would create a circle much like the current ESRI Circle tool, but it would make the circle out of straight segments with many vertices. The dll can ...