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How can I georeference png images using QGIS, running on OSX?

I've looked at ExifTool, and the plugins GeoTag and Import Photos + Photo2Shape. These tools (and other answers) as far as I can tell all use georeferenced images or images with EXIF data. I would like to load the png somewhere, and drag it around on a basemap from OpenStreeMap to position it where it should be. I know the general location, and just need to position it.

(I think I know the projection, but will find out if that is the case. The images are of an area ~500m x 200m so the projection variation will hopefully not matter hugely if I am incorrect).

marked as duplicate by RyanDalton, Fezter, Ian Turton, djq, whuber Apr 17 '13 at 16:23

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  • Are you talking about aerial photos here? – R.K. Apr 17 '13 at 4:10
  • no, they are maps but in png format – djq Apr 17 '13 at 4:16
  • Can you post a sample image? – R.K. Apr 17 '13 at 4:20
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    I agree, my question is a duplicate. Wondering if there is a way to make the other question a little easier to find? I did try many search terms. – djq Apr 17 '13 at 15:02

You are most likely looking for the QGIS Georeferencer Plugin (and toolbar). There is a good tutorial on using it called Tutorial: Georeferencing Topo Sheets, Topo Maps, Satellite Image or Scanned Maps in QGIS

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