I presume that it is your intention to "capture" the files in Acrobat.
Can I suggest that you may find it more economical to have the maps scanned
by an third party specialist rather than purchasing a large format scanner.
Also I would not guarantee that the file sizes would be low. It depends on
how much information Capture can convert. Maps are notoriously difficult to
OCR. This is due to the rotated and ++++kern'ed text that is usually
Capture will OCR any "text" that it can "recognise" and will be able to
index it. But if it cannot "recognise" it as text it will have great
difficulty being of any use.
If my memory serves me correctly it stores the scanned imag as an
uncompressed TIF internally and therefore the filesize will be quite large.
I think I would have a test scan done of a typical map and see what can be
achieved with taht before making any firm decisions
>We're looking at a solution for archiving a number of large maps that exist
>only on paper. We've been thinking that PDF might be the way to go cus for
>one, everybody in our organization has the Reader installed on their
>2, the files would be fairly small and 3; we could index everything. We'd
>need to purchase a large format scanner for this task.
>Is anybody out there doing this and if so, how is it working for you? If
>you're not doing it, but have some thoughts/recommendations, I'd appreciate
>hearing them too.
>Thanks for your time.