MetaCarta Joins Endeca Extend Partner Program to Seamlessly Integrate Geographic Content Search into Endeca Information Access Platform

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Integration of MetaCarta geographic search and Endeca empowers customers to take advantage of unstructured data within their organizations to create unsurpassed user experiences.

We are thrilled to partner with Endeca on this offering as it represents huge growth potential.

MetaCarta, Inc., the leading provider of geographic search solutions, today announced that it has joined the Endeca Extend partner program to help customers quickly and easily integrate geographic content search directly into the Endeca Information Access Platform. Leveraging the extensibility of the McKinley Platform, and specifically Endeca's Content Acquisition System (CAS), MetaCarta can build integrations to a public application-programming interface (API) supported by Endeca. In addition to a lower cost of ownership, through the innovative Endeca Extend program, MetaCarta now offers customers quick and easy integration of Endeca records for the unrestricted exploration of unstructured content. By providing an integrated search and navigation experience that combines MetaCarta Geographic Search with Endeca, joint customers can offer geographically based search results to their end users.

"Endeca and our business partners solve specific high-ROI business problems with lower cost-of-ownership, faster time-to-results, and greater value than any alternative," said Jason Purcell, senior vice president of marketing and product management, Endeca. "Through our partnership with MetaCarta, our customers can seamlessly integrate our complementary technologies to help customers make better choices online and employees make better daily decisions"

MetaCarta Geographic Search and Referencing Platform (GSRP) identifies places and points-of-interest in text documents, news feeds, email, reports, web pages and blogs, and assigns latitude and longitude coordinates so that the content can be searched, retrieved, and visually displayed on a map. Enterprise organizations and public sector agencies are now able to geo-enable all of their content in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, or mixed-language documents so it can be searched and used in location-based applications to help visualize trends, generate new revenue, drive premium services, and enhance intelligence analysis.

Through the Endeca Extend program, Endeca and MetaCarta allow customers to use extracted meta-data to provide new facets for Guided Navigation, cluster related topics, offer landing pages, and improve search relevancy. Endeca customers can easily run their data through an Endeca Extend partner solution, extract additional meta-data elements from the text, and append that meta-data to the original content. This lowers the integration costs and adds significant structure to the content to enhance the overall user experience. The pre-built integrations allow joint customers the ability to implement best-of-breed technologies without sacrificing ease of integration.

"Combining our geographic search and referencing solutions with Endeca's search platform will enable documents from our customer's sources to appear in any map from a high-end GIS to a globe viewer like Google Earth," said Ken Tomaselli, Vice President of Sales at MetaCarta. "We are thrilled to partner with Endeca on this offering as it represents huge growth potential."

About MetaCarta
MetaCarta, Inc. is the leading provider of geographic search and referencing solutions. MetaCarta products make data and unstructured content "location-aware," making that information geographically relevant. Using a map interface, 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 2001, MetaCarta is privately held, with US headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in Vienna, Virginia and Houston, Texas and resellers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.metacarta.com or MetaCarta Resource Center.

About Endeca
Endeca is a leading provider of search applications. Search apps built on Endeca's technology deliver the clearest visibility into information, driving hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings and increased revenue for our customers. Powering these solutions is Endeca's Information Access Platform, a major enterprise search innovation based on a fundamentally new architecture for building high-ROI applications that let users access any data from anywhere any way they need it. With this improved information visibility, customers make better choices, and employees better decisions. More than 250 million end users around the world access information through Endeca solutions, which are in use at more than 600 leading organizations including: ABN AMRO, Boeing, Cox Newspapers, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Dell, Ford Motor Company, Hyatt, IBM, John Deere, the Library of Congress, Texas Instruments, and Walmart.com.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Endeca has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information: endeca.com or info@endeca.com.

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Alison Durant
Director, Corporate Marketing & Communications
+ 617.674.6335
adurant(at)endeca.com

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