Adventures in Georectification – Mobile Edition

Georectified map photographed from a smart phoneWhile attempting to reconstruct the road from Mounesis to Coptos, I found the need to place a Barrington Atlas map into GIS.  Naturally, the solution was to take a photograph with it from my phone and email it to myself and georectify it with a couple control points.  This is probably not the best solution (the curvature of an open book and the angle of the camera as well as the poor resolution and quality of the image all mean that a high-quality scan will always beat it) but it is remarkably simple, convenient and quick.

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