This project is designed to further test the services available, on www.getafreelancer.com.
It is in addition to project number 492548
Several sample DATA files in PDF format have been uploaded for demonstration purposes. The PDF files have been run through OCR software.
There are many files to be processed, BUT THE INITIAL CONTRACT IS FOR ONLY $30 OF WORK. So bid accordingly. Canadian contract rates for similar work would cost between $1 to $3 per PDF data file.
Normally $30 would comfortably pay to have 10-30 files processed.
The work primarily consists of
1) transferring and formatting the ASCII data,
2) aligning the data into columns (and rows)
3) adding commas to separate (delimit) values
4) simple error checking
I instead of 1
or 9 misread as 1
or D misread as O ... as in D87-068 not O87-068
5) saving data in ASCII text files
with comma separated values (CSV)
The data sets are for a large drill holes cut into the ground for mineral exploration.
The bulk of the text can be transferred into a text editor using 'cut and paste'.
Although we use jEdit, a free open source text editor, the choice of software is contractor's choice.
The text data must be saved in .CSV format (comma separated values.)
For more info about CSV files see
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The number of rows of data to be processed in any sample pdf file range from about 40 to 120.
If you plan to submit a sample, to show us you understand the assignment, we suggest you just do a few rows (up to 10). We can review your work without you spending too much time or compromising the contract.
Also one illustrated and somewhat more instructional version of this notice has been uploaded. Its filename is "Job PDF to ASCII.pdf"
We've also attached an eXcel spreadsheet that can be used to check your work for some common conversion errors.
It would make sense to us if potential contractors would base their bids on an offer to complete at least 10 files.
Thank you for reading this post.
I welcome your inquiries.