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Intro To MapWindow GIS III – Shapefile Editing

Third in the MapWindow screencast series is a quick runthrough of MapWindow’s shapefile editing capabilities. I think it’s one of the easiest to use of all the freeware GIS programs I’ve seen.

Among its capabilities are:

  • Simple addition of shapefile layer to project
  • Easy addition and removal of shapes within layer
  • One-click vertex addition, removal and moving
  • “Snap” to vertices in the same layer or all layers, helpful in getting shapes to match up with each other
  • Ability to enter vertices either by clicking on the map, or entering geographical vertex coordinates into a text box
  • Convenient attribute table editor

Two screencasts follow:

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3 Responses to “Intro To MapWindow GIS III – Shapefile Editing”

  1. 1 Mubashar Ahmed

    How do I download the videos to my laptop? Thanks

  2. 2 Leszek Pawlowicz

    You can’t download the videos (a limitation of Revver).

  3. 3 hackbrill

    Arcview has an extension to convert polygons to points. I wonder if Map Window can accomplish this task? Excellent tutorials and I hope to see more on this free GIS. Thanks!

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