[Freegis-list] editing shapes
cavallini at faunalia.it
Thu Nov 20 15:19:03 CET 2003
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Sorry I was unclear. Yes, the question was to have a nice, simple yet powerful
user interface for digitizing large numbers of objects, with the ability of
splitting and merging parcels easily, etc.
Thanks for clarifying this.
At 14:59, giovedì 20 novembre 2003, James Card has probably written:
> On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:30:37 +0200, Catalin Florescu
> <catalin.florescu at rosa.ro> wrote:
> > Thursday, November 20, 2003 2:24 PM "Paolo Cavallini"
> > <cavallini at faunalia.it> wrote:
> >> I have just a basic question:
> >> which software would you suggest for heavy shapefile digitizing? We are
> >> trying GRASS, but it seems not very smooth.
> > what does "heavy shapefile digitizing" mean?
> > the smoothness of digitizing depends on the vertex density, meaning that
> > where the contour is the most curved, there should be a higher density of
> > points, and that does not depend on the software, but on the person who
> > digitizes.
> I suspect the issue is not how smooth the lines and polygons are, rather
> how smooth the user interface is.
> Some tools are optimized for fast efficient digitization (input and
> editing of spatial data), and others may allow editing but (since their
> primary purpose is visualization or output) their user interface makes the
> task more difficult.
> As an example, (using proprietary software, unfortunately) my little bit
> of experience in digitizing spatial data taught me that I could enter data
> much more efficiently using ArcInfo, but ArcView was OK for some light
> editing tasks. ArcView could digitize, but ArcInfo made it much easier.
> Since I'm new to the FreeGIS arena I don't have the answer to the original
> question though: what FreeGIS tools might be more effective for digitizing
> spatial data than GRASS is?
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