MetaCarta Expands ESRI Relationship with New Product Offering Cost-Effective Geo-Intelligence Solution for ESRI

ESRI International User Conference, SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaCarta(R), Inc., a leading provider of geographic intelligence solutions, today announced that they have signed an agreement to provide MetaCarta GeoTagger as a component of ESRI's ArcWeb Services. ArcWeb Services users will be able to geo-reference data found in unstructured documents such as articles, field service documents, internal reports, and Web pages and view the results in custom mapping applications.

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ArcWeb Services allows users to access GIS content and capabilities over the Web, on-demand. Data storage, maintenance, and updates are handled by ESRI eliminating the overhead of purchasing and maintaining large data sets.

"MetaCarta and ESRI are working together closely to support ESRI's 'GIS for Everyone' efforts. This solution provides on-demand geospatial analysis of documents for business users and GIS professionals that need to bring unstructured content into the GIS world," said Claudine Bianchi, vice president of marketing for MetaCarta.

"ESRI's GIS technology is continually evolving, and we are excited to extend our capabilities to include on-the-fly processing of unstructured data typically found in articles, field service documents, and reports," said Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI. "MetaCarta's solutions help spatially enable data that was previous inaccessible. The data is served in a cost-effective manner that helps extend GIS to business applications."

The MetaCarta GeoTagger ArcWeb Services solution will be demonstrated in MetaCarta's booth #815 during the ESRI User Conference in San Diego August 8-10 2006. The solution will be available through ESRI's extensive developer and reseller channel. General product availability is expected in Q4 2006.

About ESRI

Founded in 1969, ESRI ( is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI's comprehensive product line ranges from desktop to mobile to enterprise GIS.

About MetaCarta

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

MetaCarta is a trademark of MetaCarta, Incorporated. All other product or corporate references may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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