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MetaCarta Introduces Industry-Specific Online Geographic Search


MetaCarta®, Inc., the leading provider of geographic search solutions, today announced MetaCarta GeoIntel for Petroleum, an online geographic search service that provides a simple and cost-effective way to geographically search and discover Web-based energy-related intelligence. It is the first of several industry-specific GeoIntel products to be released this year.

Public information on the Web is manually searched daily by managers and geoscientists to aid in retrieval of pertinent information for new area reconnaissance, competitive analysis, environmental concerns, areas of political unrest, etc. Energy firms depend on this rapidly changing information to make business decisions.

GeoIntel for Petroleum is a vertical geographic search engine that searches 3,500+ Web sites and 9,000,000 unique Web pages containing information that is specific to the energy industry. The content is continually being reviewed by a “content curator” for relevancy.

Two GeoIntel for Petroleum packages are available: For current MetaCarta GTS geOdrive users, the subscription-based service easily integrates into GTS geOdrive to extend their search beyond the firewall to access these industry specific Web sites. The results from the GeoIntel for Petroleum search are aggregated with the results from their existing internal systems, and presented in the same context.

For energy researchers that are not current MetaCarta customers, GeoIntel for Petroleum is available as an on-demand service. This service is now available for a limited trial period at no cost by visiting

“Energy companies invest billions of dollars annually gathering and processing geographically based data that drive key decisions made by company executives. However, some pertinent data that can impact these decisions can only be found on industry Web sites,” said Rick Hutton, vice president of Content Services, at MetaCarta. “GeoIntel for Petroleum provides a cost-effective way for these firms to find that data and if they use our GTS geOdrive product, assimilates it with internal information providing a more complete picture of the area of interest. For those who are not current customers, the on-demand service is a cost-effective method to search for relevant geographic information.”

“GeoIntel for Petroleum’s unparalleled industry-specific targeted search and GIS integration capabilities provide a unique and powerful tool for situational awareness in the fast-paced energy industry,” said Geoffrey Turner, a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research.

About MetaCarta

MetaCarta, Inc., 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. For more information, please visit

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