Importing Non-Georeferenced Image Files

Non-georeferenced image files are culture files that do not contain geographical coordinates. Similar to other culture files, non-georeferenced images can either be overlaid on a map or shown on a specific time slice/section.

The images are listed on the Culture tab in Control Panel, while images imported onto a time slice only display when the time slice is turned on (see Import Images onto Map View).

  1. In the Control Panel, go to the Import menu.
  2. Click Culture.
  3. Select the non geo-referenced image file(s) (jpg, tiff, png) to be loaded, and click Open.
  1. In the Coordinate Reference System conversion window, accept the default setting, and press OK.

In the Image Properties window, the default tie points are as follows:

  • The default tie point 1 is the top left pixel 0,0.
  • The default tie point 2 is the bottom left pixel 0, Y.
  • The default tie point 3 is the top right is pixel X, 0.
  1. To adjust the tie points:
  • Drag the image to the desired X/Y locations; or
  • Type the desired values directly in the X and Y columns or click the pencil icon to click on the exact location. Insight will update the X and Y columns based on the cursor location.

Note: For each pixel tie point, assign a valid X&Y location. Unless you know the pixel location of a specific feature within the image, it is best to use the default corner point pixels.

  1. To finish editing, click the “X” button at the top-right corner of the window, or press the Esc key.

Tip: Optionally, you can assign Opacity, a Vertical location, and/or set a Constraint area to the image.