SOURCE: MetaCarta

October 20, 2008 09:00 ET

MetaCarta and Exceptional Software Strategies Team to Provide Geographic Search to EarthSpector GIS Visualization Tool

Solution Targeted at Public Sector, Education, and Private Industry

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - MetaCarta, Inc., the leading provider of geographic search and referencing solutions, today announced a partnership with Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc., an information technology solutions and services company that works with the U.S. Government, educational institutions, and private industry. Under the agreement, MetaCarta geosearch solutions will be integrated into EarthSpector™, a web-based GIS visualization and analysis tool.

"Exceptional Software is excited to partner with MetaCarta to provide advanced geographic visualization solutions. We have combined the strengths of MetaCarta's Geographic Search and Referencing Platform (GSRP) with the power of EarthSpector's web-based geo-visualization to produce an integrated GIS solution for analysts," said Ray Bowen, President of Exceptional Software Strategies. "Together, we have taken GIS visualization to the next level."

The pairing of these tools will combine flexible and fast-paced mapping from the EarthSpector Server and 2D Client, and the thoroughness of MetaCarta's GSRP. As the MetaCarta platform processes geocoding requests, EarthSpector Server prepares the information for visualization via EarthSpector 2D, which runs in any web browser. Map data is locally stored on the user's computer for a faster mapping experience.

"Visualization of geographic data is becoming increasingly important in the public sector," said John Donnelly III, Vice President of Sales and Field Operations for MetaCarta. "We are pleased to be working with Exceptional Software and are looking forward to a successful relationship."

Exceptional Software's EarthSpector and MetaCarta's GSRP will be showcased at the GEOINT Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee on October 27-30, 2008, in booths #180 and #858.

About Exceptional Software

Founded in 1996, Exceptional Software continues to grow as a leading provider of information technology solutions and services to the U.S. Government, educational institutions and private industry. We are certified by the U.S. Government Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Small Business, by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NSMDC) as an MBE. For more information about Exceptional Software Strategies Inc., please visit

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.

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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