DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, USA Jan. 31, 2000:Endeavor Information Systems announced today the incorporation of geospatial searching capabilities as an optional module available in this summer's Voyager 2000 release. The geospatial search capability provides specifically tailored searching for researchers to navigate within map collections.
The new Voyager geospatial interface functionality offers searching of the MARC 034 coded cartographic mathematical data field, which stores the coordinates and the scale of maps. Voyager's powerful search engine pinpoints only maps that include the exact coordinates a researcher enters. Searches may be further limited by map projection or scale to ensure only the best records are returned with Voyager's relevance ranking.
The unique functionality of the Voyager geospatial functionality also allows
- searching by a certain point in a radius
- rectangular searches between two points
- polygon searches for more obtuse searching
- corridor searching, allowing coastal regions, rivers, or roads to be accurately located on maps in the library's database.
Based in Des Plaines, Illinois, Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated is an employee-owned information technology company formed in September 1994. Over 600 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system. For more information, visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com.