Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is Rubbersheeting?

Rubbersheeting refers to the process of adjusting and distorting a geographic layer so that it aligns with features in another layer. Imagine putting pins in a distorted map and moving those pins to their correct location to remove the distortion. The areas between the pins will be stretched and moved as well. The more pins (control points) you use, the more detailed the correction can be.

What is rubbersheeting: Map showing where a parcel layer before and after rubbersheeting

When an imported geographic file does not properly align to the geography (left) it can be rubbersheeted so that it does align (right)

GIS Mapping Software

Maptitude Mapping Software gives you all of the tools you need to locate and analyze your data. In addition, Maptitude has tools for rubbersheeting geographic files so that you can align CAD and other geographic files within your GIS map.

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