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GeoRefImg - georeferencing raster images in AutoCAD

Place raster image maps automatically, create georeference world files


GeoRefImg - georeferencing tools for plain AutoCAD

GeoRefImg GeoRefImg is a LISP utility for AutoCAD 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (plus Architecture, Mechanical, MEP) which can automatically reposition raster images used in a drawing to the position defined in the images' World files. World files define geo-position and other parameters of a raster image (TIF, CIT, JPG, JP2, PNG, GIF, BMP, ECW, SID...).

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Setup:

Load this utility with _APPLOAD.

For AutoCAD 2012/2013/2014: automatically install GeoRefImg from Apps Exchange, or copy the whole "GeoRefImg.bundle" folder as a subfolder to:

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins

or (XP):

C:\Documents and Settings\<usrname>\Application Data\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins

or (Win7/Vista):

C:\Users\<usrname>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins

-- GeoRefImg will be loaded automatically (see _APPAUTOLOADER)

Usage:

Start GeoRefImg by typing the GEOREFIMG command. GeoRefImg prompts to select objects (existing images) and then performs the repositioning and scaling controlled by the World files (TFW, TFWx, JGW, JPW, PGW, GFW, BPW, SDW, EWW, WLD...). World files are searched in the folders of the original raster file.

The additional command WORLDOUT can create a new world file from an existing positioned image. Rotated images are supported since version 2.5.

GEOREFIMG checks the format of the world file and refuses to update images with "suspect" world files. You can control the tolerance (precision) and some of the pre-flight checks:

(setq GeoRefCheckTol 0.03)
(setq GeoRefCheckIgnore T)

Related tips:




NB:
* Rotation defined in the world file (rarely used) is applied only since GeoRefImg version 1.5
* GeoRefImg does not handle georeference information embedded directly in raster files (e.g. GeoTiff, some ECW files).
* GeoRefImg is useful even in AutoCAD Map and Civil3D (already contain georeferencing) as WorldOut works there.

History

  • 2.7 - Fixed loading of alternative JPW and TFWx files; limited Mac version of GeoRefImg
  • 2.6 - Handles cases when the World file is inaccessible.
  • 2.5 - WorldOut support for rotated images, pre-flight checks.
  • 1.9 - Converted for AutoCAD Exchange (AutoCAD 2012).

Freeware License

GEOREFIMG is a free utility by CAD Studio, do not publish it online on other than CADstudio's web servers. Contact CAD Studio for feature enhancements.


Download the GeoRefImg application (for AutoCAD 2014-2004)


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