Working with historical maps in Qgis
In the first part of the tutorial the Georeferencer tool is introduced in QGIS. This plugin allows referencing raster to geographic or projected coordinate systems by creating a new Geo Tiff or by adding a world file to the existing image.
In the second part, it is illustrated how to create a new shapefile and how to use the Toggle editing tool through which it is possible to draw and trace new features from the georeferenced image.
To conclude, a preferred symbology is assigned to the new features and saved as a style.
The goals for this tutorial:
•To learn how to use the Georeferencer tool
•To be able to create and edit new shapefiles
•To learn how to save a preferred layer symbology style
•A shapefile with the historical map of the City center of Munich (building categorized as: buildings, churches, parks/gardens, city gates)
•A map of the historical map of the City center of Munich (building categorized as: buildings, churches, parks/gardens, city gates)
Here you can download the map for this tutorial