Georeferencing — Explain it to me as if I was a five-year-old

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Ever try to explain GIS and or certain aspects of your job to your friends or family?

Have a read and see if this will help you explain just 1 of your GIS tasks.

Explain Georeferencing to me as if I was a five-year-old

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