SOURCE: MetaCarta, Inc.

September 18, 2008 09:00 ET

John Frank Addresses the GeoWeb at MetaCarta's 4th Annual Public Sector User Group Meeting

October 8, 2008, Tysons Corner, Virginia

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - MetaCarta, Inc., the leading provider of geographic search and referencing solutions, today announced that it will be hosting its 4th Annual Public Sector User Group Meeting on October 8th, 2008. The Meeting, which will take place at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia, welcomes Keynote Speaker Jeff Vining, Research Vice President at Gartner Research, who will deliver a talk entitled "Lessons Learned from Virginia Tech: How To Communicate In A Crisis."

Guests are invited to collaborate with partners and colleagues to learn about best practices and take away critical knowledge about the latest uses and trends around open source content and analysis, geospatial intelligence, geosearch, and information retrieval. Attendees will also hear about the "GeoWeb" and how MetaCarta exposes intelligence that would have been impossible to find any other way.

This year's speaker lineup features an outstanding mix of experience, knowledge, and practical implementation expertise. Dr. Jerry Johnston, Geospatial Information Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss geospatial interoperability in a federal-civilian agency environment. David Sonnen, Senior Consultant, Spatial Information Management Research at IDC, will highlight the latest trends in geospatial technology.

In the afternoon, John Frank, co-founder and CTO at MetaCarta will describe the evolution of the "GeoWeb" and its impact on the intelligence gathering process. Terrance Busch, Senior Intelligence Officer, Battlespace Visualization, Defense Intelligence Agency, will touch upon existing and emerging enterprise and open source geospatial technologies that improve situational analysis and information visualization.

All sessions will take place in the "Old Dominion Room," 4th Floor of the Ritz-Carlton. Please join MetaCarta for a networking session at the Ritz-Carlton following the Meeting's conclusion. To register for the meeting, please go to the meeting agenda at

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 or MetaCarta Resource Center.

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