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Humanities GIS

Use this guide to discover ways to think space, place, and geographic thinking in the humanities

Data and Visualization Tools

Georeferencing Tools

Georeferencing refers to the process of taking an image of a map (in a raster format such as JPEG or TIFF) that you've scanned from a paper map, or a scanned image and adding locational information to it so that GIS programs or other mapping applications will be able to place it correctly onto the landscape.

Once properly georeferenced, you can overlay other layers on it or use it as the basis for creating your own editable layers (feature- or vector-based layers.  ArcGIS or QGIS can do this job easily but there are several web applications that you can also use.  See the list:

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