Designing the ShapeEditor
Let's take a closer look at the various parts of the ShapeEditor in order to see what's involved in implementing it. The ShapeEditor is going to support the following activities:
- Importing geospatial features and attributes from a shapefile
- Allowing the user to select a feature to be edited
- Displaying the appropriate type of editor to allow the user to edit the feature's geometry
- Exporting geospatial features and attributes back to a shapefile
Let's take a closer look at each of these user activities in order to see how they will be implemented within the ShapeEditor system.
Importing a shapefile
When the user imports a shapefile, we will store the contents of that shapefile in the database so that GeoDjango can work with it. ...