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Lining up geo-referenced imaged

Celeste Global Mapper User
edited June 2012 in Raster Data
I have two large (2' x 3') pieces of a map that I have scanned, and I now am trying to geo-ref in GlobalMapper. In order to get the edges to line up, is it better to have less or fewer points? Or is there a way to "nudge" an image to get the edges to line up exactly? I think the image was skewed ever so slightly during the scanning process. I have UTM grid lines and have tried using the same points on each map, but I still don't get a great fit.


  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited June 2012
    In general the more the better, but really if you did maybe 9 points (i.e. each corner and then midpoints along each edge, then a point in the middle, assuming you have known coordinates or corresponding points for each), that would be more than enough for most cases, so long as you choose a rectification projection that is not shaped significantly different from the original map projection.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


    Global Mapper Guru
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