Upcoming Features of BandoCat

We have been hard at work preparing to kick off three new initiatives in the {Map Scanning} project:

  • Georectification of scanned maps
  • Transcription of map indices
  • Spatial search of scanned documents

In order to get these initiatives off the ground, we needed to develop some new capabilities of BandoCat (BandoCat is our internally-developed map cataloging software). So, we have developed a new georectification tool, a new transcription tool, and a new spatial search tool. All three of these tools work within BandoCat and will soon be deployed to the S{Q}L staff so they can enrich the scanned documents with geospatial coordinates and transcribed text.

We have prepared a video demonstrating the new features (in prototype form) to give you an idea of how the three tools work.