Press Release Summary:
Geographic Text Search (GTS) v3.5 enables users to locate high-relevance documents by combining text search with geographic and temporal factors. Along with automated search and notification capabilities, geographic search solution offers regional search capabilities and visualization for trends analysis. Geographic Data Modules (GDMs) are knowledge bases utilized to identify and disambiguate geographic references, assign latitude/longitude coordinates, and rank.
Original Press Release:
MetaCarta Unveils New Version of Enterprise Geographic Intelligence Software
Newest Release Provides Enhanced Search and Visualization Capabilities
NEW YORK, Enterprise Search Summit, May 23 -- MetaCarta Inc., a leading provider of geographic intelligence solutions, today announced the general availability of GTS 3.5, the newest version of MetaCarta's geographic intelligence application for the enterprise. GTS 3.5 features automated search and notification capabilities, expanded regional search and enhanced visualization for trends analysis. GTS 3.5 will be introduced during the Enterprise Search Summit, May 23-24 at Hilton New York, New York City.
MetaCarta Geographic Text Search (GTS) is a comprehensive geographic search solution that enables users to rapidly locate high-relevance documents by combining text search with geographic and temporal factors. Geographic Data Modules (GDM) are knowledge bases utilized to identify and disambiguate geographic references, assign latitude/longitude coordinates, and rank.
Enhanced Search and Visualization Capabilities
Notable enhancements in GTS include automated search and notification, region search, 2-D analysis and visualization, and ESRI features:
Automated Search and Notification
Geographic text queries can be saved and executed automatically at scheduled times providing a continual stream of geographic intelligence about a particular location. This eliminates the need for programmatic manual search, increasing productivity and streamlining efficiency. Notification of new intelligence resulting from the queries can be proactively sent to a user or set of users using email, RSS, instant messaging or active browser notification giving users the information they need, when and where they need it.
GTS 3.5 has expanded its search capabilities beyond a specific location to now include regions. It provides the ability to filter results based on a specific geo-political region, such as country, state, province or city further reducing the amount of time needed to review information to make an actionable decision.
2-D Analysis and Visualization
This advanced analysis and visualization feature allows users to see the distribution of an entire geographic text search results set. Users can determine trends and see hotspots, which creates a more complete picture and thus facilitates better decisions.
GTS 3.5 offers new ease-of-use and security features for ESRI users including support for Active Directory, improved Windows docking, collection selection and export to an ESRI Shapefile.
"We have a major oil company using the new version of GTS," said Mike Odell, Vice President and General Manager, Energy Division. "The explorationists are saving a tremendous amount of time using the new automated search notification and regional search features alerting them to new information sources. Before using these new capabilities, they had to manually search for new information on a regular basis, across the enterprise to keep up-to-date on breaking information that could help them develop plays."
GTS 3.5 is available immediately.
About MetaCarta, Inc.
MetaCarta, Inc., a provider of geographic intelligence solutions, provides users with map-driven geographic search, geographic referencing, and data visualization capabilities. MetaCarta products make data and unstructured content "location-aware" making that information geographically relevant. These innovative solutions make it possible for customers to discover, visualize, and act on important location-based information. Founded by a team of MIT researchers in 1999, MetaCarta is privately held, with US headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in Vienna, Virginia and Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.metacarta.com/.
MetaCarta, MetaCarta Geographic Text Search (GTS), MetaCarta geOdrive, CartaTrees, and the MetaCarta logo are registered trademarks of MetaCarta, Inc. Other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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