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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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QGIS 3.4.10 for Mac users…Digitzing polygons

I have just installed the LTR version of QGIS (3.4.10) and am having trouble telling QGIS when I have finished a polygon. In fact, I can't. It used to be in earlier versions that to end a polygon you ...
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Aligning an edge to match another edge

I'm new to QGIS and I wonder whether there is a tool that helps to adjust the edges between two or more polygons; similar to that topology tool that's used in ArcGIS. http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/...
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Unremovable objects/lines QGIS 3.x

How can I remove "red lines" that become permanent to my map canvas while trying to digitize different shapes. The program just leaves the outline of what I'm trying to draw. It still remains even if ...
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Digitize image / fantasy map without projection

I have an image where I know the distance between two points in meters (say 800). How do I import this image in QGIS (3.8) so that I get this distance when I measure with the tool in the toolbar? ...
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Adding points along line by clicking on it using ArcGIS Desktop?

ArcGIS for Desktop 10.6.1. I have a polyline (old railroad track). I'd like to add the train stops as points along it by clicking on the places. I have georeferenced historical maps as the ...
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Split feature from polygon that's entirely within all other features' boundaries in QGIS

I'm splitting a polygon into various features for small-scale land cover delineation. One area I need to delineate into its own feature shares no boundaries with other features, it is an irregular ...
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Adding vertices at a centerline node not working in QGIS3

I've recently installed QGIS 3.4. Earlier today, my vertex tool showed a virtual node at the center of line segments (as it should with the new node tool). This is no longer showing while editing the ...
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Fill attribute-table on feature-creation based on intersection with other layer

I am digitising line-features based on WGS-84 point-coordinates from a PDF which cannot be copied from. The final line layer should contain lines which each connect two points and have the following ...
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Line Offset Tool in QGIS 3 not working between different layers

In QGIS2 it was possible to use the lineoffset tool between two different layers. You could for examle use a polygon from a different layer to generate an offset line in your linelayer. In QGIS3 this ...
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Does the Google Earth API offer tools for capturing points from handmade points on paper maps?

My student team has been tasked with creating a software tool to help a fish biologist import the hand-drawn location markers on his paper maps to a digitized format, simply an output file with the ...
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Using a Wacom Tablet and pen for QGIS, can I pause my free-hand polygon before I am finished, and then continue?

Is there a way to pause the free-hand tool in QGIS so that I can lift the pen off of the screen, and then continue my polygon again when I am ready? I have learned how to pan while free-hand drawing ...
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When using a Wacom Cintiq tablet and pen, can you pan while creating a feature using the freehand polygon plug-in in QGIS?

Is there a way to pause the free-hand tool in QGIS so that i can pan and move over the image and then continue my polygon?
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Creating a Construction Tools Rectangle Template

I am working on a project that requires me to place hundreds of 20x20 ft squares as polygons in a feature class. Right now I am manually making them by entering height and width values. I am wondering ...
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Measurement units - advanced digitizing toolbar - QGIS

I want to create a polygon with certain dimensions in QGIS. 180x180 feet. I am trying to use advanced digitizing toolbar in order to create it. But I do not know the measurement units of d (distance) ...
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Batch digitization of a fixed set of relative geometry

In support of some watershed work, I need to force flow into several valid sinks that I have burned into my DEM. Flow direction and flow accumulation really don't like sinks so trouble is that the ...
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My digitizing lines keep disappearing

I am having a really hard time digitizing roads in a map for an assignment in my GIS course. I follow the steps, I open editor, snapping, I open a window to create a new feature. But when I start ...
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CadTools plugin functionality in QGIS 3 beyond Advanced Digitising Panel?

I've recently migrated to QGIS 3.6.0, and I've realised that the wonderful CadTools plugin is not compatible with QGIS 3. I tried to use the Advanced Digitising Panel, but it's cumbersome and not ...
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QGIS 3.4.x Properly digitizing polygons of uneven sides

I am facing some problems when digitizng polygons of uneven (irregular) sides using advanced digitizing and none/planimetric measurements for area and length calculations. In the example image below ...
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Quick way to add point features on a map [duplicate]

I am looking for a quicker way to add points. I am mapping the buildings on a satellite imagery, but every time I add a point, I need to press enter to close the action menu. Is there a way to add ...
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Prevent user from creating self intersected polygons

i'm working on a project in QGIS 3.4.1 Madeira. I want to prevent users from creating polygons with errors (like self intersection). When I digitize a polygon in QGIS i get a mark where the polygon ...
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JOSM-like editing for QGIS

I am used to digitizing stuff using JOSM, the Java OpenStreetMap editor. Recently, I tried some digitizing in QGIS and it felt rather clumsy. What I was missing specifically was an equivalent to the "...
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Is there a “Merge Parts” tool in QGIS?

In the advanced digitizing toolbar, QGIS has these 3 tools: Split Features, Split Parts, and Merge Features. Is there a tool or equivalent algorithm for the logical fourth one: "Merge Parts"? This ...
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Creating/digitizing roads using ArcMap editor?

This is probably very basic but I am not able to figure out. I am trying to digitize roads by drawing lines. I go to Editor>Star Editing, select the layer, select my layer under 'create features'. ...
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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 3.0k meters. I have added the Advanced digitizing toolbar --> selected toggle edit --> created new polygon ...
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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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Using Advanced Digitizing tool in 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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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 (...