Georeferencer

  1. Provide a way to mark lat/long grids.

    Many maps have grid lines drawn on them. There should be an easy way to mark where two lines cross and specify the lat/long of that point to georeference it. On some maps, just marking all the grid points would be all that is needed, and would be much easier than matching up map features. Some maps (especially older ones) might have inaccurate lines and need corrections from there, but using the lines would still be a big help to get them started. I've also seen a couple maps where the grid lines were almost the only usable details.

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  2. allow for input coordinates directly

    sometimes maps have pass marks, it would be nice to allow for direct input of coordinates

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  3. Put something on the My maps page - something like links to map collections I can georeference

    when I log in as a new user I have no maps on My maps page - I would like to have something like invitation to georeference something - like you have on the main page... or even a random map to work on (maybe something from MZK :-)

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  4. 6 votes
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  5. provide a downloadable, georeferenced image (pdf or ...) that I can save to a mobile device and import into an app such as PDF maps

    Great! I got the georeferencing all done, but my data is still "stuck" on the website. I know I can download the kmz and the wld files, but I don't think that will help in using the original image/pdf with apps such as PDF Maps, which on android, can import georeferenced maps.

    5 votes
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  6. 4 votes
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  7. mark "active" node of cutline

    by changing its color or shape or something. User likes to know which point he is about to delete.

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    The active node is visible when you point the mouse cursor on it but we will review the idea and implement the color change.

    To exit this mode is easy by clicking on the other panel (Overlay e.g.).

    To improve this feature, please feel free to be more specific.

  8. Real Time Control Point Accuracy Feedback

    Most times I am Georeferencing I wonder, is the control point I'm about to add accurate. It would be wonderful to be able to instantly see if it was after I add it. Three specific suggestions.


    1. In the Coordinates Pane, prominently show an Average Error score. That way after a point is added you can see if the score goes up or down.


    2. In the Transformation tab of the pane show an Average Error score foe each of the transformation types you can select. That way you know which one is best to select.


    3. If you add a Control Point…

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  9. High Res Vector Base Map

    Ability to use High quality vector base map as a base layer.

    Ideally the following three layers will be available.
    1. OSM Bright - https://openmaptiles.org/
    2. Streets (including 3d buildings) - https://maps.klokantech.com/
    3. Positron - https://openmaptiles.org/

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  10. Import PDF + Grid lines

    I'm used to georeferencing dozens of approach plates for aviation, which means it would be awesome to import them directly in PDF at a given DPI. Most of the charts come with the lat and lon marks so, instead of placing points, it would be faster to simple position 2 latitude lines for top and bottom and 2 longitud lines for left and right sides.

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  11. enable base map to be rotated

    The rotation of source map introduced in version 4 is great, however it does not solve an imprtant issue. A lot of historical maps and plans (like cities from old sketches) have landmarks drawn. When such map is NOT oriented to the North, then after rotating the base map, it does not look good. It would be great, if there would be a possibility to rotate also the base map (openstreetmap, google maps, satelite view, etc)

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Guidance for volunteers on number of points and clip points

    There have been a number if maps recently where i was presented with a map where the number of points entered exceeded 150 (One recent of map of San Francisco had points on every street intersection some 300+) It is extremely time consuming removing these points. Can there be a maximum as well as a minimum number of points for each map.?
    Clipping the map. Can I have some guidance on what should be included in a clipped map eg legend, co-ordinates, title, scale. ( there have been a number of instances when a map has clipped to the outline…

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  14. Sharing

    If there was a link that would let you share to social media.

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  15. Folders for my maps

    It would be great to setup folders for My Maps

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  16. More Specific Error Messages for WMS Problems

    If I try to use this WMS:
    https://www.ogd.stadt-zuerich.ch/wms/geoportal/HistorischerUebersichtsplanderStadtZuerichum1900
    (which works in QGIS), I get just the generic error msg "URL is not a valid WMS server (error loading WMS Capabilities)".
    Sometimes it's a leading blank in the URL which gives the same error.

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  17. Keep track of the number of edits by a user

    It would be helpful if the number of edits that each user commits was tracked and perhaps was encouraged through some benefits.

    Also, it would be helpful to know how long it typically takes for edits to become permanent.

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    Thank you for your idea, we are currently working on implementing this feature.

    “Also, it would be helpful to know how long it typically takes for edits to become permanent.”
    Can you please specify, what you mean by “edits to become permanent” ?
    Thank you

  18. Have an "undo" or "step back" option for accidents

    This is for when you accidentally click something with your mouse and you don't even know what control point you changed, you just see it is skewed.

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  19. targetted URLs

    request for a URL that would present the base map in a specific area/zoom. Any maps allied to the area then chosen manually by the surfer.

    see http://osgr.mister.red - I will add links to any useful website where targetted URLs can be generated from OSGR/LatLong. (or from selected website URLs with implied geo data).

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  20. book map parts together like puzzle pieces

    The ability to add parts of book map together like a puzzle on one map. (like Christopher Colles's book map of 1798). Presently I believe you can only compare maps by clicking on them separately.

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