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therock003

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Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« on: March 23, 2009, 12:38:46 PM »
I need to digitize some Maps that have been scanned and saved to .tiff format for later use for GIS purposes.

I tried Raster Design but i dont seem to like it. Is there anything better for the job. I need an algorithm that is smart and get's the job done with as little manual intervention as possible. I dont mean a one clik solution cause that's next to impossible, but i need something that will save me vauable hours.

septicad

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Re: Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 01:37:49 PM »
i've used "adobe streamline" to digitize some signatures for plan stamping... but they had to be massaged quite a bit... it would work on a simple plan... but with crossing lines it a little weak....

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Re: Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 03:03:56 PM »
Corel Draw works pretty good.

Sjano

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Re: Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 01:21:32 PM »
that would be VectorMagic

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Re: Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 02:51:46 PM »
Hitachi makes a fair good product.


What data do those Maps represent?

It is possible that the data is available for you in another format....
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Re: Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 03:06:34 PM »
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Arizona

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Re: Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 07:02:27 AM »
One of the best programs I have seen lately is called WiseImage. We use Raster Design for normal editing but the WiseImage software has some excellent capabilities way beyond raster design.
http://www.csoft.com/index.cfm?menuid=104

therock003

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Re: Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 05:02:50 AM »
One of the best programs I have seen lately is called WiseImage. We use Raster Design for normal editing but the WiseImage software has some excellent capabilities way beyond raster design.
http://www.csoft.com/index.cfm?menuid=104

I just tried the demo and i could make good use of it. The vector tools it implements didnt handle my file all that well. My Files are bitonal tiffs on a scale of 1/50.000 of various regions and they're not available to me in another format.

I have yet to try vectormagic/corel draw and this hitachi product.

Sjano

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Re: Best Tool for Raster To Vector Conversion
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 05:31:57 PM »
also there is standalone vector magic for mac and pc