Able Software R2V for Windows, is a powerful raster to vector conversion software at a reasonable price. R2V combines the power of intelligent automatic vectorizing technology with an easy-to-use, menu-driven, graphical user interface in the Microsoft Windows environment. The software converts scanned maps or images to vector formats for mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), CAD, and scientific computing applications. The system is easy to use and can be learned quickly by users with any level of technical background. R2V provides an easy and complete solution to digitize vector data from image sources, such as scanned maps and drawings, aerial photos, and satellite imagery. For many images, the entire raster to vector conversion process is fully automatic and needs no human intervention. You display the scanned image on screen and you select the vectorization command. That is all it takes! All the lines are extracted in seconds and displayed right on top of the image for you to verify and edit. Powerful editing and processing functions are provided to edit, geo-reference, and label your data. R2V has all the tools to get a perfect set of vector data faster and easier than any other methods. With R2V, you can forget about slow and inaccurate hand tracing on a digitizing tablet, simply scan your map or drawing and let R2V vectorize it automatically, at a high accuracy level. A typical contour or parcel map scanned at 200 DPI (dots/inch) as black and white or grayscale can be vectorized in seconds or minutes on a Pentium PC. The image is vectorized using R2V’s fully automatic vectorization function. A 3D DEM is also created from the labeled contour lines and displayed using R2V’s 3D functions. We know editing for both raster images and vector data is extremely important to you, so we have made the effort to build easy to use and intelligent editors for you to handle all data types in one display window, including lines, points, polygons, text labels, image pixels, and control points. With R2V, you can automatically vectorize maps or drawings, perform quick heads-up digitizing and geo-referencing of aerial photos or satellite imagery, and update your existing vector data sets using the latest aerial photos or other images. You have some color maps? No problem. Scan them in color and R2V will classify the colors and vectorize each color separately, Then label the lines using the semi-automatic vector labeling tools. Whether your maps are contours, parcels, transportation, or CAD drawings, or if you have hundreds or thousands of them, R2V is the right tool for you because it is being used all over the world for all types of large and small digitizing projects. Our users have been impressed by how easy and how fast the digitizing job has become and the prompt technical support we have provided. And what about remote sensing? SPOT satellite image format is supported. Natural source images, such as aerial photos and color satellite images, can be automatically classified or segmented to generate region or boundary maps, all in R2V. Advanced image processing functions include image warp or registration, image mosaic, color classification and separation, and many more to handle different types of images. If you need to update your existing vector data set using the latest satellite image or other source, simply load the image into R2V and import your vector data set. With R2V’s powerful editing functions, you can easily update your data, label your data, and geo-reference your data so your data is almost immediately ready for use. If you provide digitizing or data conversion services to your clients, R2V will help you to get the job done quicker and better than manual tracing or other poor quality conversion programs. Not only does R2V have the best fully automatic and semi-automatic tracing functions, but all the tools you can use to edit both raster and vector data, assign labels, geo-reference, and create a 3D display of your data. Have too many maps or drawings to convert? R2V’s batch processing function is the solution for you. First write your image and vector processing script using R2V’s script editor, and then list all your images. Whether you have 50 or 500 of them, one command will process them all, with all the pre-processing and post-processing steps applied and the vector data saved. Source.