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rubber sheeting

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  1. [data editing] A procedure for adjusting the coordinates of all the data points in a dataset to allow a more accurate match between known locations and a few data points within the dataset. Rubber sheeting preserves the interconnectivity between points and objects through stretching, shrinking, or reorienting their interconnecting lines. Media\rubber-sheeting.gif
  2. [data capture] Error introduced by low-quality, flatbed scanners when scanning documents. For high-precision scanning, drum scanners are often used.

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