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I need an advice how to do this. Normally, I either receive a file containing drill holes or at least data with xy position, direction, depths and attributes. I then use this data for further processing. However, this time I have a number of scanned images of vertical sections with the drill holes and all the information plotted on the hard copies. The task is to digitize this information and provide a georeferenced digital (DXF preferred) file containing 3d vector lines representing the drill holes.

Each scanned vertical section includes a grid; vertical lines representing northing and horizontal lines representing depth in metres. Easting coordinate is also provided. Drill holes at varying angles and depths are plotted on the scans.

I would like to know how to do this in ArcGIS (I have an editor license, spatial analyst, 3d analyst). If it cannot be done in ArcGIS, what other software can be used? (I also have Sketchup Pro)

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Your scanned images provide northing and depth (and, somewhat mysteriously, easting), so you have all the coordinates you need. What exactly is the obstacle then? –  whuber Apr 20 '11 at 22:03
How can i georeference an image on the X,Z plane and digitize features on that plane? I had only limited information abou the task at hand at the time i asked this question. (I guess we can close this one) It's better explained here: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/6844/… Any ideas how to do this? –  Jakub Apr 21 '11 at 1:00
@Jakub Best to ask it on a separate question :) –  R.K. Dec 22 '12 at 3:47

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