Large Scale Conversion from Paper Maps to Digital Coverage
Track: Cartography and Map Production
Author(s): John B Churchill, Jerry C Steketee
From 1998 to 2000, the Natural Resource Analysis Center at West Virginia University has converted nearly 3,000 historical and current paper underground and surface coal mine maps to georeferenced images and digitized coverages. Clients have included private, state, and federal agencies. Concrete successes and failures have been encountered. Lessons learned from both are discussed in detail, along with several innovative methods of georeferencing.
John B Churchill
Natural Resource Analysis Center
2009 Ag Sciences Building
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108