iBase provides several powerful ways of searching, including a flexible quick search, Google style fuzzy searching, advanced field search, hierarchical keyword search and the ability to refine results

Quick search

Instant search results - Instant search results support your need to find the right file fast. You can narrow your search in seconds, providing full flexibility when combining different search criteria to find the desired result.

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Map search

By including geo-coordinates in your metadata, the location of an item can be displayed on Google Maps, and users can search on a map interface.

Several of our clients, including the City of London, have used this feature very effectively.

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Advanced field search

If you already know some details of the image you require then you can get a more direct result by using the Advanced Search and entering term(s) in one or more of the fields.

You can choose to combine terms with AND - in which case only items containing all of the search terms will be returned.

Or you can combine terms as OR - in which case items containing any of the terms will be returned.

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Hierarchical subject search

A hierarchy of subjects / keywords can be created in iBase. This is a very powerful and visual way of displaying hierarchically organised data - for example subsets of headings, taxonomies etc...

You build the hierarchy yourself using any terms required, and any node in it can be assigned to one or many items.

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Refine a search / search within a search / drill down

A further search within in only the items returned in the previous search can be done using 'Refine Search'. This uses the powerful features of the advanced field search to enable drilling down to find only the core items that you are looking for.

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Search history

All searches are stored in a history for the duration of the user's session, and can be retrieved with a single click.

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