Transform images of historic maps into layers that match onto modern web maps
Georeferencing is the process of attaching coordinate data (latitude and longitude) to scanned images of maps. This allows anyone to easily compare scanned maps with modern geographies. Check out the Map Center’s Atlascope tool for an example of georeferencing in action.
It’s easy! Here at the Map Center, we have a portal for guides and documentation called Cartinal. We’ve prepared a handy guide with instructions and resources for getting started with georeferencing.
In October 2021, we partnered with Bert Spaan to support his development of Allmaps, a next-generation web georeferencing platform. By fall 2022, a custom implementation of Allmaps will be available for georeferencing LMEC materials. Stay tuned for updates!
That’s easy too! At Cartinal, we also have a guide for accessing, browsing, and using georeferenced maps.
… and we’ll have another answer! Don’t hesitate to reach out directly to our geospatial support team.