Is there an editor that allows uploading a non-georeferenced image, and gives the controls to manually place it in the background, so shapes can be traced over it? The example I’m trying to work on is a Condo complex that has recently finished construction, but all the aerial imagery isn’t updated yet to show that. I have the blueprints of the complex plan, including nearby roads, so if I were able to manually place that JPG as a ‘decal’ on the background, and adjust it so the nearby roads matched, I could trace the buildings off it to get a decent approximation of the building locations while waiting for satellite imagery to be updated.
I’m thinking with the increased usage of drones with downward-facing cameras (like the Parrot AR drone), this sort of use could see more usage for mapping areas missing satellite imagery. A drone with GPS could take off from a given known point, fly as high as it could and snap a picture and then come back down; you’d have a photo with only one fixed GPS point (center), but if a tool allowed placing it at that location and tweaking the scale, you could probably get some decent detail from it to trace, no?