Map Digitizing Guide

A lot of my work involves digitizing maps so that they can be used in GIS software and for geographic data science projects. Recently I have been working with a local of voting precinct maps in particular.

As part of that work, I collaborated with two other co-authors to write a quick guide that could help us when we led large workshops. I later decided to go back and redesign the guide so that it would be more visually appealing and user friendly.

The full guide is available here and is available for public use (we just ask that you give us credit).

The general structure of the guide is georeferencing > vectorizing > additional notes and resources.

The guide includes “highlight” pages to cover specific topics that I think are important but are not directly included in the steps for digitizing.

And each of the pages covers a specific task step-by-step so that it is beginner friendly and further democratizes this aspect of civic data.

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