MetaCarta, Inc. has signed an agreement to provide MetaCarta GeoTagger as a component of ESRI's ArcWeb Services. ArcWeb Services users will be able to geo-reference data found in unstructured documents such as articles, field service documents, internal reports, and Web pages and view the results in custom mapping applications.
ArcWeb Services allows users to access GIS content and capabilities over the Web, on-demand. Data storage, maintenance, and updates are handled by ESRI eliminating the overhead of purchasing and maintaining large data sets.
"MetaCarta and ESRI are working together closely to support ESRI's 'GIS for Everyone' efforts. This solution provides on-demand geospatial analysis of documents for business users and GIS professionals that need to bring unstructured content into the GIS world," said Claudine Bianchi, vice president of marketing for MetaCarta.