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1 Georegistering PDF D. Alan Stewart TerraGo Technologies Presentation to Atlanta ESRI Dev Meetup November 8, 2011

2 The Beginning Invented in 2002 by Layton Graphics, Inc. The customer was SBC, now AT&T Rendering engineering records to PDF SBC wanted real-world measuring capability Adobe Reader plugin transformed PDF coordinates to UTM If you can do one, why not do them all? GeoPDF® and 2003 patent application

3 Evolution Free Adobe Reader plugin released TerraGo Technologies spun out in 2005 Patent granted in 2008 TerraGo grants usage rights to Adobe Adobe releases Reader 9 ESRI releases ArcGIS 9.3 New, competing georegistration method

4 Today New method submitted to ISO as part of the PDF specification (ISO method) Original method submitted to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC method) TerraGo and Adobe support both methods ISO supports more obscure coordinate systems OGC supports greater accuracy

5 How Does It Work? Applied to a PDF Page object Specify an area on the page surface Specify a map coordinate system Specify a transformation

6 OGC Method Excerpt from a Page dictionary: /LGIDict > /Type /LGIDict /Version (2.1) >>

7 ISO Method Excerpt from a Page dictionary: /VP [ << /Type /Viewport /Bbox [ ] /Name (Title) /Measure > >> >>

8 Comparison OGC uses the /CTM key to specify the transformation from PDF to map ISO uses a combination of the /Bbox, /GPTS and /LPTS keys for the same OGC uses datum and projection codes, plus projection parameter keys to describe the map coordinate system ISO uses Well-Known Text for the same OGC uses the /Neatline key to specify the map bounds ISO uses the /Bounds key for the same

9 Additional Notes PDF transformations use the lower left corner of the page as the origin, unlike world files OGC uses PDF strings instead of PDF numbers for higher precision (PDF numbers are only32 bits) Well-Known Text used by ISO is general but poorly standardized ISO supports EPSG codes

10 One More Thing TerraGo now supports 3D georegistration!

11 More Information TerraGo Technologies PDF OGC method https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=40537 ISO method


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