As an engineer, you're likely to be aware of the difference between raster and vector images. We've covered it in one of our previous blog posts: raster images consist of pixels and dots, while vectors are essentially a series of graphs determined by mathematical functions and algorithms. The conundrum: all scanned and photographed images are of the raster variety, but as an engineer, the only way to scale and adjust an image is if it's a vector image.Read More
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R2V – Defining a Process
What is R2V?
R2V is an acronym for Raster to Vector. Raster to vector is a process by which scanned engineering, construction, or technical drawings are converted to CAD files. The R2V process can also be used for converting maps and other types of artwork that have been scanned.
Who Uses R2V?
In effect, anyone who has a scanned drawing of any type is a candidate for R2V. This may include architects, engineers, contractors, graphic artists, cartographers or any number of other categories who have rasterized files that need to be vectorized.
R2V Services for GIS and CAD Help Keep Miners Safe
In the mining industry, it’s necessary for geologists to map coal beds in order to provide mining companies with accurate information. This includes accurate mapping of old mines that may be located under or close to an active mine site. Knowing exactly where these old mines are located is important to miner safety. Old mines can be full of gas and water. It can be disastrous for an active mining project to inadvertently tap into one of these old mines. The new mine can rapidly become full of noxious gas or rapidly flooded with water causing injuries and loss of life.