[QGIS-Developer] QGIS Georeferencer improvements

Kurt Menke kurt at birdseyeviewgis.com
Tue Mar 31 16:52:32 PDT 2020

>My one question: where do you initially place the image? Do you just
>throw it in the middle of the current canvas extent as a starting

Initially ArcMap places the image wherever it's local coordinate system
(from its source e.g. scanner) places it within the data frame. Usually
this is quite far from the area of interest.  However, ArcMap has a 'Fit to
Display' option on the georeferencing toolbar.
The workflow is 1) add the image, 2) zoom to where it should fall, 3) click
the Fit to Display button which moves it to the ballpark area, 4) begin
adding control points.
I think this would be improved by having it initially land in the middle of
the current map extent. Then its position could be adjusted with a similar


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