ExplOCR

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Status
Beta release
With an API
Required software
.NET 4.5, Visual C++ Runtime 2010, 2013
Compatible with release
Sources available
License
Apache 2.0
Supported languages
English en
Platform
GameApplication Windows
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NOTICE: Changes in 1.5 keep this from working properly. Fix expected January. See my recent posts on https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=175468&page=3&p=3260983#post3260983 This OCR program will read the data of an astronomical object that is presented on the left side of the system map when the object is selected. This makes all details of the object relevant to exploration accessible for further processing. Screenshots can be fed directly to the program by pressing a key combination while playing the game. Processing object data is relatively fast and effortless, so the program it will integrate well in your normal exploration / scanning activities. The application will collect all scanned data in a database and present it in a sortable and configurable grid. You can cut&paste from the grid to your favourite spreadsheet and e.g. do visualisation there. The application is in Beta, but already offers reliable functionality. Currently supports only 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 resolution, other resolutions are planned.

Main Features:

  • Reliable OCR method for 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 resolutions will process typical screenshots flawlessly even with stars and other things "behind" the info tab.
  • Puts all information about your discoveries in one location.
  • Easy to use: Just press -- with an object selected in the system map, the program does the rest for you. (Custom keybind available)
    When the program presents you the results, click Save to add your screenshot to the archive and data to the database.
  • Directly add a custom description or custom categories separated by newlines.
  • System name taken from network log, body name within system scanned from the screenshot.
  • Automatically stitch screenshots that don't fit on a single screen (e.g. rings) together.
  • Check OCR quality at a glance: Intuitive display of your screenshot underlines "good" letters in green, less good letters in yellow or red.
  • Big friendly Kerbal-coloured button to open the archive browser / table view.
  • Grid view with easy sorting and filtering. Columns selectable.
  • Grid allows editing to correct any reading mistakes. Re-Read the screenshot from archive to restore original.
  • Review your archived screenshots in grid view unsing a handy fold-out tab.
  • Cut & paste data from the grid to your favourite spreadsheet.
  • It is also possible to load screenshots, so you can process an existing archive to extract data.
  • Custom screenshot key combinations.
  • Custom database file / screenshot archive directories. This allows per-trip databases.
  • The database is XML, so you can easily read it in another program.

 

Detailed usage instructions are included in my first post on the thread linked below.

 


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  • Dec 16, 2015 (ThoroughlyLostExplorer) Warning notice for 1.5 problem.
  • Dec 16, 2015 (ThoroughlyLostExplorer) Warning notice for 1.5 problem.
  • Sep 16, 2015 (ThoroughlyLostExplorer) First revision