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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 FineReader (step by step instruction in pdf).
Resources for learning ABBY FineReader
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