GE image skewed

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nickvnlr
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GE image skewed

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When I import an image from GE it is consistently skewed about 2° clockwise. Is there a way to fix this? Some setting in the *.ini file?
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Re: GE image skewed

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Hi Nick,

Irricad's GE importer takes data from geographical coordinates (a sphere) and translates them to planar coordinates (a flat plane) for CAD. Part of the process is to rectify the image so that the planar coordinates match the geographical ones. This is the "skew" in the image, and it is necessary if you want to maintain accuracy (e.g., if you want to use "View in Google Earth", or give coordinates to someone for laying out etc.)

You can remove the rectification by unchecking "Rectify Image" in the Google Earth import utility. However, be aware that you will lose accuracy in doing this and we wouldn't usually recommend it.

Regards,

Dan

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Re: GE image skewed

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Thank you for the explanation.
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