Vectorization and digitizing - meaning, process and benefits

Vectorization and digitizing convert every pile of paper, documents and maps into a well-structured and classified geographic information system (GIS) and its databases. You will receive better and fast access, control and usability of all your information, which can't be achieved in the storage location of your company.

What is a vectorization?

This process converts map or raster data (pictures) hard copies to vector data - list of points, lines and polygons in a layer with all necessary attributes and geographic coordinate system. The result information should be stored in a GIS database, in order to get the full analytical potential of the information.

What is the processes of vectorization?


Digitizing the available maps and rasters.


Vectorizing the data from raster and image formats in points, lines and polygons and organizing the data, i.e. attributes that you need and will use in future.


Adding additional information or links to the database.

What is the difference between vectorization and digitizing?

On overall , digitizing is literally scanning of available hard copy information on a computer, while vectorization is vector representation of the information that can be additionally manipulated with variate of software and file types (eg. .shp files, .cad files, stored in a database).

This will expand the opportunities for more sophisticated analysis of the available information and for better control, strategic and decision making options in your organization. Last, but not least, vectorization will allow you to link all you have to other types of information as tables, lists, etc.

How this will help you?

Focus on the important - decision making

Leave the improvement of address accuracy, alignment, data processing and consolidation of your data to our GIS experts.