maps for OziExplorer

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 19:52
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This may be a bit naive, but I want to scan some maps that are not available on CD, and georeference them with OE. My scanner is only an A4 size... how do I scan the whole map on to one file??? ie how do I join A4 scanned images?
TIA
Bob
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:12

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:12
There's a few software programs around that can do it automagically Bob, not sure if any of them are free though. I've used paintshop pro for manual joining of maps.
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Reply By: Greg Harewood - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:40

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:40
Bob - some tips here..

http://216.218.220.254/eng/scanmap.html

Also join Yahoo OziExplorer User Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OziUsers-L

Subject has been discussed many times - do a search of the archives.

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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 23:40

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 23:40
Hi Bob, the process is called image stitching which a few programmes such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Paintshop Pro have plug ins which allow this to happen. As mentioned by other responses, these programmes are not cheap to buy, however there is a free program on the net which can be used in conjunction with Java ( also free) which will allow you to carry out this operation. You will find all the info at:
http://home.no.net/dmaurer/~dersch/Index.htm I have found that when scanning maps experiment with the resolution (100 to 125dpi) 256 colours to achieve the correct size image for calibration in OziExplorer depending on the quality of the scanner being used. Hope this helps. Cheers.
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 09:37

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 09:37
Bob
Have at the OziExplorer web site. there instructions on how to scan and put together a normal map.
I scan a lot of 1:25000 sheets for the Rural Fire Brigade. It takes about 1 hr per map
Regards
Vince
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 11:23

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 11:23
Have you made any enquiries on prices to get the maps scanned professionally ?
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