Aligning Layers with Rubber-sheeting

Mis-aligned Maps

New aerial imagery is more accurate than many older maps, leading to mis-aligned maps when viewing older GIS layers on new aerials. With the rubber-sheeting procedure, we can correct this issue.

The Solution

The first step of this procedure is to construct a new, more accurate section grid based on aerial imagery. Then the other layers are processed with a program that shifts them based on the differences between the old section grid and the new section grid.

We also have a brochure on rubber-sheeting that you can download.