Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Scanning "Tiles"

The HP 4670 scanner is a useful tool. Elsewhere I have written a detailed review of the device and I stand by some of the criticisms there (heavy, stiff cable; slow warm up; slight parallax, single voltage power supply, etc.). But for scanning large "bedsheet" maps this scanner beats all others. I have been scanning maps that are up to 63 inches by 78 inches (taking 56 separate scans) and then stitching the tiles together within Adobe Illustrator. The results are not bad at all.