Full Process Outline with Details

Step     Software                         Action                               Details

1            PS plugin                         Scan Document            Lumiere GIS Scanners

Maps must be flat and uniformly positioned. A quick examination of each capture is required after saving. Notes made in a corresponding spreadsheet track the progress and anomalies. See Scanning protocols

2            Interarchy                      Upload to server          rvcarchive>quallasured

Back files up organized by block number – 500 dpi tif format.

3            MIPS                                  Import                              tif files to rvc files

500 dpi tifs to 500 dpi rvcs.

4            MIPS                                  Georeference                create geo object

Files are georeferenced into their appropriate coordinate space. Notes made in a corresponding spreadsheet track the progress and anomalies. See Georef Tutorial

5            Interarchy                      Upload to server          rvcarchive>qualassured

Back files up organized by block number – 500 dpi rvc format.

6            MIPS                                  TNW 240                         Batch Process

Run script to force RGB to 255x255x255

7            MIPS                                  Export                                             rvc files to tif files

500 dpi rvcs to 500 dpi tifs.

8            PS                                        New Process                 batch process

Run on 500 dpi tifs: Color Balance: +45 Green +50 Blue, +30 Red. Midtones Darker Green.  

Midtones Darker Blue. Midtones Darker Red. Brightness: Contrast -20. Vibrance +20 Saturation +30. Gaussian Blur +1.4. Auto Contrast.

9            MIPS                                  Import                                             tif files to rvc files

500 dpi tifs to 500 dpi rvcs.

10          Interarchy                      Upload to server          tiffarchive>Born Again>Step 6 post PS1

500 dpi rvcs are intermediate files used as inputs in the ’QA RR Iteration’ process.

11          MIPS                                  QA RR Iteration           Replace Range Script

500 dpi rvcs inspected for quality of features and sorted based on the time estimation of their completion (“quick fixes”, ”files to fix” and “duds”). Creation of “duds” to facilitate the process of creating completed Topo sheets. Notes made in a corresponding spreadsheet track the adjustments made to the “quick fix” and “dud” files. See How to Process Blocks Faster

12          MIPS                                  Export                                             rvc files to tif files

500 dpi rvcs to 500 dpi tifs. Some files have “duplicate” exports as the Pink Map Process involves the use of two sheets to create a single complete sheet (“files to fix” and “duds”).

13          PS                                        Pink Map                         tif files combined and cleaned

Creation of 500 dpi final product files – input files for all upcoming phases of the process. Notes made in a corresponding spreadsheet track the progress and anomalies. See Welcome to the PS team

14          Interarchy                      Upload to server                         tiffarchive> Final v1b 500 tif

Creation of 500 dpi final product files – input files for all upcoming phases of the process.

15          PS                                        Downsample                                Sharpen, Stamp, Downsample, jpeg

Creation of 250 dpi tifs and jpegs – tifs are input files for all upcoming phases of the process: (Smart Sharpen – 167%, 1.4 pixels, More Acc., Remove Gaussian Blur). Notes made in a corresponding spreadsheet track misplaced stamps.

16          Interarchy                      Upload to server                         tiffarchive> Final v1b 250 jpeg

Creation of 250 dpi final product files – low resolution reader access files. *Product for use or sale

17          MIPS                                  Import                                             tif files to rvc files

250 dpi tifs to 250 dpi rvcs.

18          MIPS                                  Copy Georef                                  run script to copy georef objects

Display blocks of 250 dpi tifs to verify the georeference objects are correct.

19          MIPS                                  Verify Georef                               display block of files

Display blocks of 250 dpi tifs to verify the georeference objects are correct. Notes made in a corresponding spreadsheet track the objects requiring adjustments so that rvcarchive can be retroactively corrected.

20          Interarchy                      Upload to server                         tiffarchive> Final v1b 250 collar

Backup of 250 dpi product files and georef objects– input files for upcoming phases.

21          MIPS                                  Resample and Reproject        batch process

transform to appropriate UTM.

22          MIPS                                  Decollar                                          batch process

Remove collars, except for special steps required for Over-Extent files.

23          MIPS                                  TNW                                                 run script to batch

Threshold Near White, RG&B at 200.

24          MIPS                                  Raster Extract                             batch process

Removes null cells from edges, sets pyramids to average. Must be run AFTER tnw, because tnw script sets sample pyramids by default.

25          MIPS                                  Decol QA Process                       manual inspection

Display block and inspect seams for georef problems, and to give a final inspection of the quality of the images as a group. Some color control might be required at this point; involves correcting at 500 dpi tif stage, and ‘catching the file up’ to the rest of the block. Notes made in a corresponding spreadsheet track the progress and anomalies, and necessary corrections to georef objects or file quality are adjusted and files are replaced. *Two Products for use or sale (250 collar on and 250 collar off for mosaics)

26          Interarchy                      Upload to server                         tiffarchive> Final v1b 250 decol

Backup of 250 dpi final desktop product files.

27          Interarchy                      Download from server            tiffarchive> Final v1b 250 collar

250 dpi files are inputs for the Authoritative Topo Publishing to geoPDF. Blocks are tagged with processors initials to avoid duplicate work.

28          MIPS                                  RnR and Extract                          batch processes

Resample and Reproject to WGS 84 and appropriate UTM zone. Extract to trim null cells at edges and to assign average pyramids. After exporting to GeoTiff, edges likely need to be cleaned in PS before moving on to Illustrator.

29          MIPS                                  Export                                                            rvc files to tif files

500 dpi rvcs to 500 dpi tifs.

30          Illustrator                       Authoritative Topo pub         publish map

Publish geoPDF map and give appropriate file name. *Product for use or sale

31          Interarchy                      Upload to server                         tiffarchive> halfway house> at publish

Backup of 250 dpi final geoPDF product files.

32          Interarchy                      Download from server            tiffarchive> Final v1b 250 collar

250 dpi files are inputs for the Authoritative Topo GeoChange Composite process. Blocks are tagged with processors initials to avoid duplicate work.

33          MIPS                                  RnR, Ext, Decollar, Set Nulls  batch processes

Resample and Reproject to WGS 84 and appropriate UTM zone. Extract to trim null cells at edges and to assign average pyramids, and set null cells to “0” (from 255x255x255).

34          MIPS                                  Export                                                            rvc files to tif files

250 dpi rvcs to 250 dpi pngs with transparency set.

35          MIPS                                  Trim NAIP                                     geodic/MrSID ->geoTif

Use Automosiac and NAIP Imagery to create 600 dpi clips to Topo boundaries. Export to geoTif.

*Product for use or sale

36          PS                                        Composite png and geoTif    png/geoTif

Use Automosiac and NAIP Imagery to create 600 dpi clips to Topo boundaries.

37          Interarchy                      Upload to server                         tiffarchive> halfway house> gc comp

Backup of 250 dpi final geoPDF product files. “tiffarchive> halfway house> gc composite.”

38          Interarchy                      Download from server            tiffarchive> halfway house> gc comp

250 dpi files are inputs for the Authoritative Topo GeoChange Composite process. Blocks are tagged with processors initials to avoid duplicate work.

39          Illustrator                       Auth Topo GeoChange            publish map

Publish geoPDF map and give appropriate file name. *Product for use or sale

40          Interarchy                      Upload to server                         tiffarchive> halfway house> gc pub

Backup of 250 dpi final geoPDF product files. “tiffarchive> halfway house> gc publish.”

41          Interarchy                      Download from server            tiffarchive>halfway house>gc/at pub

After blocks are pulled down to a local workstation, their counterparts are moved into the respective subfolders labeled “Mgt Only” in the halfway house>gc/at publish folders.

42          Adobe Acrobat             compress files                             batch process

Use action to compress published geoPDF maps

43          Excel                                  create metadata                         create spreadsheets

Use dir.txt from each block to create spreadsheets with file names in the key field, and associated publishing name, keywords, publisher, copyright, etc. Group blocks into ca. 500 count groups “batches” and number sequentially.

44          Amazon S3 server      Upload Files                                  move groups and xls sheets to server

Copy files to Avenza S3 server

45          Interarchy                      Upload to server                         tiffarchive> Final_AT/GC

Backup of 250 dpi final compressed GeoPDF product files and associated metadata. tiffarchive>Final_Auth_topos_v1b_250; tiffarchive>Final_Geochange_v1b_250

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