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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook by Daniela Cristiana Docan

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Georeferencing raster data

According to the online ESRI GIS Dictionary, the georeferencing process converts the coordinates of a raster to a known coordinate system in order to be viewed, queried, and analyzed with other spatial datasets you might have. The raster's Cartesian coordinate system is considered as a source (arbitrary) system The known or reference Cartesian coordinate system is considered as a destination (fixed) system.

In this recipe, you will follow the general concepts from the following diagram:

Georeferencing raster data

Note

For theory and worked examples about coordinate transformations in two dimensions and least squares estimation, please refer to:

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