Raster to Vector Conversions -- a Serious Business

by : Alex Denver

With rapidly increasing technologies more and more companies are searching for new ways to gain a lead in the market, raster to vector (R2V) conversion is becoming a standard of expectation.

Raster to Vector conversion also known as R2V caters to the diversified fields ranging from commercial to industrial. More than 60 countries use R2V for mapping and GIS data conversion applications. Architectural, engineering, construction, electrical and house plans are all regulars of the raster to vector conversion. The raster to vector conversion can be applied to convert data or image into vector format. The advantages of raster to vector (R2V) conversion include:

1.A vector image has no jaggedness, no loss in detail and can be printed at any resolution or any size.

2.This vector image can be scaled up or down without any loss in quality.

3.Also the archive of the vector artwork can be used for manuals, brochures, newspapers and a host of other areas.

Raster to vector conversionsenables you to convert technical drawings, maps logos and any other graphics from raster to vector formats, for easy archiving and instant access. Raster to vector (R2V) procedure can be used to process charts, drawings, maps, schemes and other similar images.


1.Raster to vector conversion of Technical Drawings (AEC)

2.Raster to vector conversion of House plans

3.Raster to vector conversion of GIS (CAD)

4.Raster to vector conversion of Blueprints

5.Raster to vector conversion of Logos

6.Vectorization for website applications

7.Vectorization for Graphic Design purposes

One of the many ways to achieve the raster to vector conversion can be recreating the vectorized output using AutoCAD (DWG, DXF), MicroStation (DGN), Adobe Illustrator (AI), CorelDraw (CDR), VectorWorks, etc.