What is Zone Map

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The Zone Maps feature in Globodox lets you recognize scanned text and bar codes in specific areas of a scanned document and then automatically store the recognized values in their corresponding fields. This means that you can automate your indexing process for identically formatted documents (for e.g. bills from the same telephone company) and eliminate manual data entry.

Globodox provides a graphical user interface to mark zones and assign them to specific data fields. For each zone you can specify if it contains text that must be detected via OCR or if it contains a bar code that must be detected. Currently supported bar code types are Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC-A and 2 of 5 interleaved.

Usage Scenario: Let's say your organization receives many invoices from a company called ACME. Normally you would scan and add these invoices to Globodox and then manually enter data such as Company Name, Invoice Number and Date into the indexing fields. However since all these invoices contain the Company Name, Invoice Number and Date at the same location you can use the Zone Maps feature to mark these areas (zones) on the document and link them to their respective respective indexing fields. Then with the help of the OCR engine the text will be extracted from the document and automatically stored in to the linked fields. This would eliminate the need for manual indexing.

This would even work if the company printed the Invoice Number in the form of a bar code. In that case you would mark the area (zone) where the bar code is located and then tell Globodox that a bar code is expected in that zone.

Related Topics

Creating a Zone Map
Applying Zone Map

Automatically Index a document
Automatically Index a stack
Recognize barcodes on documents


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