Libraries, archives or databases store catalogue records of their maps in a text form. Unfortunately, text records only allow for text search. A map is a geographical document, so the ability to search around an exact location is key to finding, and being found.
Geoparser assigns a geographical location to the text input quickly and easily. For a single map the process takes only few seconds. Maps with assigned boundaries can be immediately, and with no further adjustment processed using the unique search technology MapRank Search, or any other geosearch application.
1. The system uses existing metadata exported from the library catalogue. The metadata are processed and the range is calculated automatically. The user just checks if the range is correct and adjusts it if necessary. The geolocation is saved automatically, after approval.
2. Alternatively, having the map on hand, the user sets the range on the online map and immediately gets the geolocation. This can be transferred to a library system via copy&paste.
Please contact us for any questions or information regarding implementation of Geoparser in your organization.