Geo-referencing is the process of associating images or data with a location so that it can be viewed and analysed in conjunction with other geographic data.
Our specialist mapping department provides a full range of quality GIS data capture and mapping services, delivering highly accurate geospatial data to clients in a format that has value and longevity.
Creating geo-referenced maps
Our Mapping Department has a wealth of experience in creating highly detailed bespoke maps. By integrating client specific data we can help you visualise current relationships, patterns and trends which you can then use for analysis and communication.
Geo-referencing provides easy access to historical information
We can also help you improve your efficiency with our geo-referencing service. This turns a historical catalogue of information into a very useful digital format, which can be quickly accessed and easily interrogated.
We have a very experienced team who provide these services to major national and local government organisations, the MOD and a variety of other clients.
For example a historic catalogue of information about physical assets can be geo-referenced and the information held in a digital format. The output is an image file together with the coordinate information held in a “tiff world” document (.TWF).
This information can be held in a GIS where it can be quickly and easily accessed and interrogated, while the physical catalogue can be archived to free up costly office space.
Geo-referencing is often the starting point for an archiving, vectorising or cataloguing project.
For example. Initially supported by Heritage Lottery funding, The West Yorkshire Archive Service’s mission was to conserve, capture digitally and provide free online access to the historic tithe maps which together span the modern Leeds Metropolitan District.
Our team of cartographers were responsible for stitching together these historic Tithe Maps dated from 1836 to 1851. Given the age of the maps, many were warped and damaged. However we were able to stich the maps together and geo-referenced them using the location of physical features which have remained unchanged today.
Our client was then able to present them in a digital format as can be seen on their website www.tracksintime.wyjs.org.uk
If you would like to find out more about our GIS Mapping Services including Geo-Referencing, please take a look at the examples below or contact Simon or Mark. Their contact details are at the top of the page.