Rotation of a map in Georeferencer

Published on May 25, 2016

Some of the historical maps are unfortunately not north-oriented. To turn the map while georeferencing will save time and help to find the depicted places.

In the new user interface, it is possible to rotate the map while holding Alt+Shift.

The rotation is also automatically calculated after you assign first two ground control points on a map!

This feature will make the georeferencing easier and more convenient for the users. The rotation feature is now developed, applied in the Cynefin pilot project (, and it is going to be a part of the next generation of Georeferencer service.

Following short movie shows the rotation feature: