We are trying to capture rows from PDF tables & output them as lines of JSON - can anyone suggest a good technique for separating columns? Ideally using the tools linked below.
Specifically this is part of the Map the Banks Mission 830, to turn the financial licences issued by the Central Bank of Mauritius into open data - http://missions.opencorporates.com/missions/830
Getting the text is OK, but since it’s a table in a PDF, getting the columns teased apart is pretty tricky.
The PDFs in question can be found on the pages listed under 'AUTHORIZED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS' here: bom.mu/?id=60007
We're using either Ruby or Python and the tools that we have available to use within our restricted environment can be found here http://turbot.opencorporates.com/docs/ruby_support (and /python_support for python).