What is Digitizing?

Digitizing is the process of transferring paper document information, image file information, or data to your computer. This is accomplished with the use of a digitizing tablet or by importing an image or vector file. Software such as Didger converts the information from the file or paper document to digital information.


By providing the computer with the coordinates necessary to define object locations in relation to other objects, you can create a file of object locations. Object locations are defined by XY coordinates, such as latitude/longitude, UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator), State Plane, or any type of coordinate system. In addition, with Didger you can associate text and data with the objects that you digitize.



See Also

Getting Base Information into Didger

Calibrating the Digitizing Tablet

Didger Object Types - Points, Polylines, and Polygons

Didger Project [.PJT] Files

Exporting Your Data for Use in Other Applications