Rubbersheeting is typically used to align two or more layers. This process moves the features of a layer using a piecewise transformation that preserves straight lines.
It can be digitized (each point of a feature drawn by hand on a GIS screen or on a special digitizing table), scanned (a picture is made of the map or air photo then given latitude/longitude reference points, often called "rubbersheeting"), or it can be geocoded (mostly for points, ...
A set of procedures that aligns the features of two geographic data layers and then transfers the attributes of one to the other. Referenced by: United Maps; Conflation; JUMP GIS; Rubbersheeting; GIS software; Spatial ETL; Digital Earth; Smallworld; Geocoding.
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