SOURCE: MetaCarta

June 04, 2007 09:00 ET

East View Cartographic Reaches Oil and Gas Market Using MetaCarta's Geographic Search

MetaCarta GeoIntel for Petroleum Users Can Now Search Over 35,000 Pages of Maps and Geospatial Data

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - East View Cartographic (EVC) today announced a content partner relationship with MetaCarta. Using MetaCarta GeoIntel for Petroleum, a new geographic search engine for the energy industry, users can now access EVC's catalog of worldwide geographic data including authoritative topographic maps, nautical charts, atlas materials, satellite imagery, and an unmatched collection of global geologic resources. More than 35,000 pages of www.cartographic.com are currently indexed, and updates will be added as they become available.

"This relationship will help us reach a specialized audience of upstream engineers, pipeline managers, and other GIS specialists in the energy sector," according to Michael Cloutier, EVC's Oil and Gas Sales Representative. "We hope this will provide them easy access to our off-the-shelf products and remind them that we are also a source of GIS services such as georeferencing, orthorectification, vector feature extraction, and translation."

"Energy companies invest billions of dollars annually gathering and processing geographically based data that drive key decisions made by company executives," said Rick Hutton, vice president of Content Services, at MetaCarta. "Our relationship with East View Cartographic gives GeoIntel for Petroleum users easy access to a significant collection of valuable geo-relevant information."

EVC offers many products that can serve as a starting point for geophysical analysis or as baseline information for pipeline management in a GIS environment. EVC can also provide specialized geological products such tectonic maps, gravity maps, or aeromagnetic maps combined with multispectral imagery. These multi-layer datasets are ready to add to client subsurface data as a basis for feature analysis, analysis of existing deposits, or a search for new deposits.

About EVC

East View Cartographic (EVC) is a leading provider of authoritative worldwide maps, geospatial data, as well as GIS services and solutions. Since the company's origins in the early 1990s, EVC has acquired a vast archive of global maps and geospatial data, including topographic maps, DEMs, imagery, vector data, geological maps, nautical charts, and related atlases and books. The company's extensive map and geospatial data supplier network allows quick access to products not in inventory. In addition, EVC provides high-quality, cost-effective mapping and GIS services and solutions to support the production of new geospatial products, custom modification of existing data, and electronic organization of data. To browse and purchase products online visit EVC Store at www.cartographic.com.

About MetaCarta

MetaCarta, Inc., is the leading provider of geographic search solutions. 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 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 www.metacarta.com.

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