Yes, We are Still Converting Paper Maps to GIS - and it Means Jobs!
Topeka’s Bartlett & West is moving those records into the 21st century, in what the company called one of its largest projects ever. Over the next year, 100 temporary employees, most of them from eastern Kansas, will convert maps of 32,000 miles of BNSF Railway Co. track and the railroad’s land possessions along it into a geographic information system.
The company will run two shifts for the first time in its history to get the job done in one year. There will be a lot of conflation as scanned documents are merged. The project also means making deeds and other document digital.