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From Paper to Pixels: The Process of Digitizing Maps

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What does it mean to digitize a map? The process of digitizing a map involves far more than just updating old paper maps and bringing them into the digital age. Instead, it's a complex process that consists of converting the data and geographic features from a paper map into a digital format using GIS software. When a paper map is digitized, it undergoes a transformation that involves the creation of layers of new data that can be used to enhance pre-existing information. By digitizing an old paper map, you can unlock an array of tools and features offered by platforms such as Scribble Maps, which can help you take your maps to the next level. The process of digitization starts by scanning the original paper map, creating a high-quality digital image of the original. The digital image can then be analyzed and processed to identify and extract the different geographic features and data represented on the paper map. This information can be used to create new data layers that can be s

Fuel to the Scribble Maps' Fire

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The Power of User Feedback Have you ever wondered what separates ordinary products from the extraordinary? The answer lies in you—the user. In today's rapidly evolving landscape of digital innovation, user feedback has become an invaluable asset for companies that plays a crucial role in their success, empowering them to develop products that align with customer needs. At Scribble Maps, we have wholeheartedly embraced this truth, transforming user insights into innovative features to enhance user experiences. Incorporating user feedback has become a powerful catalyst for innovation and enhancing user experience. "You asked for it, we built it!" has become the driving force behind our journey to success. Empowering User Voices Since its inception, the Scribble Maps journey has been defined by continuous improvement, and your feedback is at the heart of it all. We actively listen to our users, valuing your insights and taking your feedback seriously. By incorporating your i

Introducing Fractional Zoom

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Redefining Precision and Detail with the Image Generator In the ever-evolving world of cartography, where maps are the compasses guiding us through uncharted territories, precision and detail serve as the North Star. We are excited to introduce our new Fractional Zoom feature, available exclusively through the Image Generator. With Fractional Zoom, you can now take your images and PDFs to incredible precision and detail, bringing your visions to life like never before. What is the Image Generator? The Image Generator in Scribble Maps empowers you to customize and save your map printouts effortlessly. Experience the flexibility to create stunning images and PDFs that perfectly capture the essence of your maps. Whether for complex cartographic projects or creating travel posters, the Image Generator offers a range of powerful options to enhance your map outputs. With the Image Generator, you can: Save your map : Conveniently save your maps for further customization and exploration. Gener

GIS Meets Fantasy — World Generator by Scribble Maps

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Fantasy maps have always been an integral part of the fantasy genre, providing a visual representation of the imaginary world in which the story is set in. These maps are often used to help readers navigate the world and understand the geography and political boundaries of the various kingdoms, cities, and other locations of the wider story. One of the most iconic examples of this is J.R.R. Tolkien’s map of Middle-earth, featured in his The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The map was created by Tolkien himself, which he used to keep track of the various locations and characters in his story. His map was also included in the first edition of The Lord of the Rings, giving readers a glimpse into the epic world of Middle-earth. Another famous fantasy map is the one from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, which was prominently used in the opening credits of the popular series Game of Thrones. In video games, fantasy maps serve a vital role in immersing players into the captivati

The Scribble Maps Community

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Why Launch a New Forum? There are many reasons to launch a new forum, though it is clear that it’s human nature for us to converse, listen, debate and discuss. We all have a desire for deep interpersonal relationships, to connect with others, and to be integrated into a group.  People love to share their knowledge, thoughts and opinions with the world. Building an online community can provide a lot of value to the brands that choose to implement them, but more importantly, it becomes a massive boon to the users that participate as well.  Through the new Scribble Maps Community forum, we hope to provide customers with peer-to-peer self-service support, improve our services and offerings, build on our relationship with our clients, and increase customer success. Let’s take a moment to review the benefits of each of these. 1. Peer-to-peer Self-service Support The Scribble Maps Community is the perfect place for support representatives and customers to share, discuss, and

Introducing Parcel Data!

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Scribble Maps provides U.S. Parcel Data to Pro Biz users That’s right, Scribble Maps is excited to announce the arrival of U.S. Parcel Data for Pro Business accounts, providing you with even more tools and data for your digital maps.  Who doesn’t like having more information at the click of a button? Know… before you buy Have you ever been curious to know more about the homes, amenities, and businesses in a particular neighbourhood before making a purchase? No one wants to experience buyer's remorse. Make sure the area has everything you’re looking for before you buy.  Maybe you need to determine which locations would be impacted by pipeline construction.  Affected municipalities and neighbourhoods might want to know how many, or who would be inconvenienced by the project. Perhaps you need to determine if a location is suitable for your fledgling enterprise and whether the area could have more competition than initially expected. Don’t let your start-up fail by choosing an already

The Mapping Swiss Army Knife Of Real Estate

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Knowledge is power! So why not have as much of it as possible. The more data you can collect, the more informed your decisions can be. But what do you do with all that data once you have it? Now you have stacks and stacks of information, how do you make sense of it all? Using our online map maker we make it easy. Here Are 5 ways you can use Scribble Maps for Real Estate: 1. Transform your Spreadsheets into Maps Tell the story of your data through visual representation. Most people would rather watch a movie than read the script. Use Scribble Maps to import your XLS, CVS and other spreadsheets to bring your spreadsheets to life and help illustrate the full story. Data is dull; maps are memorable! 2. Data filtering Once you have imported your spreadsheets, use our data filtering tools to efficiently sort through information. Data filtering helps show data that you want to see based on specific conditions. It allows you to quickly filter spreadsheets such as XLS, CVS, or custom attribute