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Accessibility: Room B (Available on the Red and Orange Macs) in Digital Scholarship Center, 2nd Floor, Fenwick Library.
How to use ABBY Findreader (step by step instruction in pdf).
Digitizing maps is a task to convert geographic features on a paper or scanned map (historical print maps and aerial photos) into digital format for further editing and analysis in GIS (Geographic Information System) software. In order to do,
1) A paper map (such as historical maps) needs to be scanned and save it in a tiff file ( as a scanned image map).
2) A scanned image map needs to be georeferenced and save as a GeoTiff file.
3) Then, import a GeoTiff file to any GIS software (see below) to digitize features such as points, lines, polygons, etc. and save it in a vector file (such as shapefile).
Accessibility: Computers in Room A, 2701 DiSC or see Access to ArcGIS software on campus
Accessibility: Free and open-source or computers in Room A, 2701 DiSC