Software to Grid Aerial Photographs

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by Kilbride_Killer, Feb 5, 2011.

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  1. I'm looking for software to grid vertical aerial photos. i.e. you load a jpeg / tiff file into it, tap in a few coordinating points and it overlays the national grid onto it so you can print a photo which has been gridded and scaled.

    I tried a patch for google earth but it wasn't very accurate.

    Anyone know of a free program that will do this?
     
  2. I should try on the RE page, there might be some Geo types there who can help. Not really infantry business, unless there have been some significant JobSpec changes.
     
  3. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    One professional package is Autodesk's Map 3D package. It's an extension of their AutoCAD software. Its good, but you have to be CAD literate. It on a 30 day free trial, so you could download it and try to sort your problem before the 30 days is out.

    Other thing to do is go into Wikipedia and look up GIS (Geographic Information Software). There are some open source packages there that might suit.

    Wordsmith
     
  4. What do you need it for, this is the sort of stuff that you'd probably be able to get from your Bdes Geo cell (if that's the correct name)
     
  5. what course you on to need this?
     
  6. Not for a course I'm on. Just for exercises etc...