Map Scanning

Written by Jessica Duquette
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Map scanning could save a considerable amount of storage space in town offices. Consider the engineering involved in every construction project in your local town. New sidewalks, new light posts, housing developments and parks all require extensive research, sketches and preliminary maps before the project gets underway.

Retrieving Paperwork

Over the years the completed project paperwork has been filed in cabinets in the local town hall. Once that space became full, an off-site storage vendor was called in to haul the documents away to permanent storage. In the rare instance where one of the documents was needed, the vendor would be called, the document was located and a hefty price tag was paid.

Off-site storage for hard copy documentation may seem like a relatively inexpensive investment at first. With a cost per page ranging as low as one cent, who wouldn't relocate their dusty archives? What the storage vendor doesn't tell you is that this is a recurring cost you will continue to pay until you've decided the documents are better of in the shredder.

Architecture and Map Scanning

For town offices, this time will never come. These documents must remain accessible forever. This is where document and map scanning come into play. Through document and map scanning, storage space is greatly reduced and the information is much more accessible to town officials, residents and builders.

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