Orthorectification is a process that rectifies images (e.g. scanned cadastre plan) based on a reference layer (e.g. aerial imagery). Rectified image is then geometrically corrected. This functionality is commonly used in Land Cadastre (digitization of cadastre data) or for geo-locating scanned paper maps.

Amongst important features are:

  • constrain proportions or shearing
  • make background of the image transparent
  • replace colors (e.g. black border colors to be presented red which is easier to notice on underlaying satellite imagery)


Find out more about Orthorectification in the video below.