The raw scan file is then transformed and georeferenced using UTM coordinates of the sixteen 2.5-minute grid ticks, which are obtained using the in-house produced program COORDAT and stored in a ground control file. Those sixteen 2.5-minute ticks are interactively visited and assigned their respective UTM coordinates. The USGS program XSHAPES4 then performs a piecewise linear rubber sheet transformation.
An output resolution of 2.4 meters (8.2 feet) is chosen to resample the file to 250 dpi. The image file is converted to a TIFF 6.0 image and further reduced by converting the file to a run length encoded PackBits compression (type 32773).
The color palette of the compressed DRG is then standardized by replacing the original RGB values assigned during the scanning process with standard RGB value combinations using the in-house produced TIFFREMAP program.
Since this data was developed and collected with U.S. Government and the State of Florida funding, no proprietary rights may be attached to it, nor may it be sold to the U.S. Government or the Florida State Government as part of any procurement of ADP products or service.