How to Georeference a Map

September 15th 2015 @ 1:00pm
Wells Library W144
1320 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN 47405
Close up of a CIA political map.

Georeferencing is the process of assigning spatial coordinates to an object or data that lacks this information. One common use is georeferencing scans of old maps to be used in digital mapping programs. In this workshop we will take a scanned historic map and georeference it so it can be used in mapping programs such as Google Earth, CartoDB, or ArcGIS. We will also experiment with overlaying data on top of our newly georeferenced maps. If you’ve ever wanted to plot points using a historic basemap, this workshop is for you!


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Herman B Wells Library
1320 E 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Courtney McDonald
Courtney McDonald - Interim Head
(812) 855-4217

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