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Endeavor introduces geospatial searching: unique map search capability is Voyager 2000 optional module

Press Release: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. [January 31, 2000]

Copyright (c) 2000 Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.

Abstract: Endeavor Information Systems announced 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.


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.
"Voyager's unrivaled geospatial adeptness is an advantage to researchers who realize maps use a different method of precision than words," commented Cindy Miller, Endeavor Director of Product Strategy. "By specifying another level of detail for researchers, this geospatial module extends Voyager's searching capabilities to even more kinds of information."

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.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 31, 2000
Publisher:Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Place of Publication:Des Plains, IL
Company: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Products: Voyager
Subject: Product announcements
Online access:http://www.endinfosys.com/new/geospatial.htm
Record Number:6580
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00