MetaCarta Releases Next Version of Geographic Search Software

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Version 4.5 Offers Improved GeoTagging, Indexing, OpenSearch and More

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“With the rapid growth of location-aware devices, MetaCarta’s products and expertise are in more demand than ever, and we continue to enhance our product through valued customer feedback,” says Don Zereski, MetaCarta CEO.

MetaCarta, Inc., the leading provider of geographic search solutions, today announced the launch of MetaCarta Geographic Search and Referencing Platform (GSRP) version 4.5. This software release represents an important upgrade to the search platform that customers rely upon to expedite their location-based searches. Product enhancements include Geographic Data Module (GDM) upgrades, tagging enhancements, connector enhancements, custom gazetteer enhancements, Javascript SDK enhancements and OpenSearch support.

MetaCarta has extended its lead in the industry with the release of v4.5 as the fastest and most accurate georeferencing platform. Version 4.5's Base GDM nearly doubles the number of place names recognized by its core Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine, with millions more able to be added in Custom Gazetteers. This upgrade also includes a significant performance boost to the GSRP platform.

GeoTagging enhancements include improvements in recognizing university and higher education institution names, superior NLP to disambiguate human names from place names, support for additional coordinate variations, and improved neighborhood and partial street address tagging.

Upgrades include:

  •     Custom Gazetteer - The Custom Gazetteer allows users to disable the tagging of a specific place creating more refined searches.
  •     Connectors - All connectors have improved performance for aborting jobs as well as enhanced document template support. RSS Connectors are generally available with enhanced control over URL canonicalization. Specific connectors such as the JDBC Connector, Livelink Connector, Web Connector and the Share Connector have enhanced support.
  •     Javascript SDK -The Javascript SDK provides out-of-the-box support for OpenLayers, Bing Maps and Google Maps. It also includes a more robust UI Lite including data range examples.
  •     OpenSearch - OpenSearch is standard for the querying and display of search results.

"MetaCarta has been helping its public sector, oil and gas, and digital publishing clients build enterprise local search solutions for more than ten years," says Don Zereski, MetaCarta CEO. "With the rapid growth of location-aware devices, MetaCarta's products and expertise are in more demand than ever, and we continue to enhance our product through valued customer feedback."

About MetaCarta, Inc.
MetaCarta Inc. provides powerful technology for finding anything written about any place. MetaCarta's unique technology combines geosearch and geotagging capabilities allowing users to find content about a location in internal and external data stores. MetaCarta's products make data and unstructured content "location-aware" and geographically relevant for easier organization and quicker action. For more information please visit:

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