SOURCE: MetaCarta

August 13, 2007 08:00 ET

MetaCarta Partners With Sitesa to Offer Geographic Search Solutions to Spain and Portugal

CAMBRIDGE, MA and MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - MetaCarta®, Inc., the leading provider of geographic search and referencing solutions, today announced it has partnered with Sitesa, a leading provider of GIS and search products for the government and media markets in Spain and Portugal. For the first time, Sitesa's customers will be able search structured and unstructured data for geographic references as well as make Spanish documents "location-aware" enabling that information to be geographically categorized, visualized and mined.

Sitesa is the exclusive value added reseller (VAR) in Spain and Portugal to offer MetaCarta's solutions, including the Spanish geographic data module (GDM) which allows organizations to identify, disambiguate, and resolve Spanish language geographic references found in documents. The Spanish GDM enables MetaCarta products to automatically identify the language and character set of each document and assign latitude and longitude coordinates and country code tags to each place name in the document. Sitesa will demonstrate the MetaCarta solutions at the ESRI Spain Conference Oct 10-11, 2007.

"Location is becoming more important for all global businesses. Location information isn't always stored in databases but is found on the Internet, social media, and in other repositories," said John Donnelly, III, Vice President World Wide Sales and Field Operations at MetaCarta. "In addition, the information is not necessarily in English. Until now, organizations haven't had the tools to mine multilingual location-based information and use it to make more complete business decisions."

"MetaCarta's solutions complement Sitesa's current offerings from ESRI and Google, as we have already demonstrated integration with those solutions to our main customers, which include Spanish Defense, Intelligence and media organizations, and have seen tremendous response," said Alberto Corbi, Managing Director of Sitesa-GrupoEP. "We are thrilled to have MetaCarta as a partner, as geocoding unstructured information adds great value to our customers; and we look forward to bringing the power of MetaCarta's technology to Europe."

About Sitesa

Sitesa is a company belonging to Grupo EP, specialized in the area of Information Technologies. Sitesa has the mission to integrate the potential of the Geographic Information Systems into the practice of our clients, offering them in this way gives competitive advantages within the frame of the modern economy. As a leader in Geographic Information Services for global communication platforms as Internet, WAP, UMTS, PDA, etc, we provide a large number of standard and complete solutions applicable to all industry sectors and facilitating key areas of the market chain such as Marketing, Logistic, Commerce and Attention to the Client.

Founded in 1995 on the union of some principal companies from the areas of Engineering and Consulting, Construction, Electronics, Information Technologies and Communications, the Grupo EP actually provides a complete range of technical services. With 1900 employees and an invoice volume of 180 million Euros in 2006, our vocation for diversification has brought us to amplify our palette of activities and counties in which we are present, in order to offer our clients an integral service and become a reliable partner for every need.

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 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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