Gathering coordinate data from scanned pictures or objects.
You can use your computer scanner to take interesting photos of things which can be placed on
the top of your scanner. Such a photo can be displayed on your computer screen.
You can enlarge the photo to see interesting details and you
can write down coordinates of these details. It is a very tedious job to do this very manual
registration if you have an interest in lots of data for later statistical analysis.
The CooRecorder program solves the problem by letting you
just click on interesting points in your picture. The coordinates of these points are automatically
written onto a file which you can later analyze with another program.
When do I use CooRecorder?
I do have this registration requirement for two of my own interests:
Bee-keeping and Dendrochronological analysis.
Breeding for better bees. For bee keeping it is a matter of measuring characteristic data
from bee wings. This data may tell if the wings come from bees of a pure breed or from a mixed up breed.
Mixed up bees are often angry. A bee keeper tries to avoid angry bees, because they annoy his neighbours
and he gets stung by them. Identifying a breed or a mix of breeds is also a matter of native breeding.
Dating old houses and other constructions of tree. For dendrochronological data it is a matter of
measuring the width of tree rings. A long sequence of such
widths from a tree sample can be used to find out when the tree was cut in the forest. I.e. to find out when an old
house was actually built.
The CooRecorder program (Cybis Coordinate Recorder program) rids you of the tedious work of writing down
bulks of coordinates by hand into a file for later statistical processing. With CooRecorder you can just click
on successive points and have the coordinates automatically recorded.
For tree ring measurements CooRecorder has a built in pattern recognition mechanism which can detect ring borders
automatically when the rings are clear and distinct. That feature can save you lots of boring work!