[Qgis-user] [Newbie] Trying to get started with QGIS
a.neumann at carto.net
Wed Mar 7 03:16:30 EST 2012
Yes - you can do all that. However, I don't know about the WKT format.
WKT is not a GIS file format. It is a geometry format. WKT can be used
in text files or in GML files.
QGIS can open and edit different file formats. The most popular ones
are SpatiaLite (recommended), ESRI shapefile (very popular, but has some
limitations) and GML. There are also server-based databases like
Postgis. But WKT by itself is not a GIS format.
First, you always have to set the correct coordinate reference system
in a new project. See "Settings" --> "Project Properties" --> Tab
"Coordinate Reference System". In the Filter tab search for Google
Mercator projection (EPSG:900913).
You can open files with the "Layer" --> "Add Vector Layer".
Alternatively you can load text files with WKT data by using the "Layer"
--> "Add Delimited Text Layer". The first way is the recommended way.
Then you can add a Google Maps Layer using the "Open Layers" plugin. Go
to "Plugins" --> "Fetch Python Plugins" and search for "OpenLayers
Plugin". After plugin installation go to "Plugins" --> "OpenLayers
Plugin" --> Pick a layer source.
Then you can add/modify your data (have a look at the QGIS manual) and
save it back in the format you want.
Hope this helps for a start. Please have a look at the manual and
tutorials for general introductions.
On Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:13:36 -0800 (PST), Lilirian wrote:
> Hi folks :)
> I'm trying to get started with QGIS. I'm under the impression that
> QGIS can
> do the following :-
> 1) Load up a WKT file to a layer
> 2) Added a google map layer UNDER the WKT layer
> 3) modify the boundary, from step 1. (by overlaying the boundary over
> a map,
> i can clean up the boundary).
> 4) export this boundary to a WKT (or Well Known Binary).
> 1) create an empty layer
> 2) added a google map layer under this empty layer
> 3) drawn some new polygon(s) on the empty layer .. using the google
> layer as a reference.
> 4) export the polygon(s) as a WTK / WKB
> So - can anyone help me please?
> The data I have right now are some zipcodes, cities and
> neighbourhoods for
> the USA which i'm trying to 'clean up' or create new ones.
> Thanks kindly to any friendly help. I know it's a pretty blonde
> but I'm really stuck trying to solve this.
> - Lili -
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