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Mapping Solutions for One-Place Studies => Recommended Mapping Solutions => Topic started by: PeterC on 23 March 2019, 06:59:06

Title: Georeferencing a map for free
Post by: PeterC on 23 March 2019, 06:59:06
I know of two ways to georeference a map for free:

1. On your computer using QGIS Open source software.
There is a lot of information about QGIS (https://qgis.org/), including: QGIS is very powerful and has many functions besides georeferencing but may be daunting for someone just wanting something simple.

2. Online using the free Map Warper Georeferencing application (http://mapwarper.net) from Tim Waters
There is a brief Map Warper Guide (https://github.com/MAGIRT/ALA2017/blob/gh-pages/presentations/FamilyHistoryonMap-Mattke2107-Handout.pdf), but it is a fairly simple process. I have not tried this fully yet.

Bear in mind that once a map has been georeferenced it still needs to be tiled (https://www.mapping4ops.org/raster-map-technicalities/how-to-prepare-tiles-for-serving/) before uploading to the web for use. I have MapTiler software that can do this.