How to use your scanner for measurements

Gathering coordinate data from scanned pictures or objects.

This is a presentation of our CooRecorder program for recording coordinates taken from scanned pictures.
The program can be purchased here. There is also a TRIAL version.

You can use your computer scanner to take interesting photos of things which can be placed on the top of your scanner. If the things are transparent and small, they can be taped up on transparent film and then inserted into a film 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. Our 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 the program?

I do have this registration problem 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 or from a special 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 breeding for other qualities than just non-aggressiveness.

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

Our 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.

The small handbook of CooRecorder: The CooRecorder handbook

You can buy CooRecorder together with the CDendro program or together with the CBeeWing program.
See either the section or

There is also a 30 day TRIAL version for each program package.

Disclaimer Cybis Elektronik & Data AB do not warrant the results you may obtain by using the CooRecorder program. In no event will Cybis be liable to you for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use or inability to use this program.