SOURCE: MetaCarta

June 24, 2008 09:00 ET

MetaCarta and Carahsoft Team to Provide Government With Industry Leading Geographic Search Solutions

MetaCarta Solutions Added to Carahsoft GSA Schedule

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - MetaCarta, Inc., the leading provider of geographic search and referencing solutions, today announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corporation, a trusted government IT solutions provider. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will add MetaCarta's products to its GSA schedule and provide proactive sales and marketing support to drive demand for the products within the public sector marketplace.

"MetaCarta's unique technology which provides a means for integration between content, search, and maps is an excellent complement to our Intelligence Solutions portfolio," said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president. "We are pleased to add the company's software to our GSA schedule, providing agencies with another tool in the intelligence gathering and analysis arsenal."

With the addition of MetaCarta, Carahsoft's Intelligence Solutions team now encompasses more than 20 vendors, providing Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and civilian agencies with a single point of access to the latest technologies.

"MetaCarta provides a platform for information about places. We enable impossible searches that allow users to explore all the unstructured information about any place simply by zooming a map. This virtuous circle of discovering textual information using a map is changing how people understand their world and make decisions in government, natural resources, digital publishing, and beyond," said John Donnelly III, Vice President of Sales and Field Operations for MetaCarta. "Carahsoft is a strong partner for us in the public sector space and we look forward to a very successful relationship in providing solutions to our customers."

Carahsoft's GSA listing for MetaCarta products (GS-35F-0131R) was effective June 23, 2008. For more information, contact Carahsoft at 888-662-2724 or intelteam@carahsoft.com.

About Carahsoft Technology Corporation

Carahsoft Technology Corporation is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. The company combines technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state, and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. Carahsoft serves as the master GSA schedule holder/distributor for VMware, Symantec, Adobe, Red Hat, MySQL, Opsware, Pillar Data Systems, Brocade, and Avue Technologies.

In addition to its VMware, Open Source, Symantec and Adobe solutions teams, Carahsoft maintains dedicated teams to support sales, marketing and delivery of storage solutions, HR solutions, on-demand solutions including Salesforce.com, and intelligence solutions through its partnerships with many of the In-Q-Tel portfolio companies. For more information, visit http://www.carahsoft.com.

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 www.metacarta.com or MetaCarta Resource Center.

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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