How to georeference a Raster/Image in QGIS3 - Tutorial


Most times spatial data is not available in adecuate formats for the representation and analysis of natural/human features. Projects and evaluations are reported as documents, however, the geographical database is not attached or is missing. Sometimes spatial information could only be found on paper or as an image, that is why the process of georeferencing the rasters/images is key for the extraction of spatial data from a document.

In QGIS3 the georeferencing process uses the GDAL library. The Georefencer option appears on the Raster dropdown menu in the main toolbar. Georeferencing process in QGIS3 is almost the same than in former QGIS versions. This tutorial shows the whole procedure to georeference a raster file in PNG format on QGIS 3.4 Madeira.


Input files

You can dowload the input files for this tutorial here.

Saul Montoya

Saul Montoya es Ingeniero Civil graduado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú en Lima con estudios de postgrado en Manejo e Ingeniería de Recursos Hídricos (Programa WAREM) de la Universidad de Stuttgart con mención en Ingeniería de Aguas Subterráneas y Hidroinformática.

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