All Points Blog
Our Opinion, Your Views of All Things Location

  • HOME

    About Us


    Contact Us

    Follow Us

    Feed  Twitter 


    All Points Blog

    Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

    Preview Newsletter | Archive

    << September 2008 >>
    S M T W T F S
      1 2 3 4 5 6
    7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    21 22 23 24 25 26 27
    28 29 30        

Monday, September 29, 2008

MetaCarta Unchained and Unbundled

Today, MetaCarta announced some new ways to access the "secret sauce" of their search engine technology and launched their Geographic Search and Referencing Platform (GSRP). The bottom line here is that they have "disconnected" some of the primary tools from the basic platform. In other words, you can separately license their API’s but still have access to their geo-referencing engine. So, if you only want to use their geotagging or query parsings applications in conjunction with the underlying geo-referencing engine software developers will now be able to license them as they need them. In the past, the six modules (geotagging, query parsing, geosearch, location finder, save-search-notification, and document density) that comprised the MetaCarta platform were highly inter-related and did not work independently. The objective for MetaCarta is to enable more developers and clients who may want to geo-enable lots of location-based, Web 2.0 applications. MetaCarta is also transforming itself from not just a product company but to offering software as a service (SaaS). MetaCarta says more details will be out on that later this fall. What will be challenging for MetaCarta is offering their applications through a SaaS transaction model based on CPM, which may be appropriate for some news organizations who may want to develop a map indexing view like the one they have on their home page.

by Joe Francica on 09/29 at 02:00 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

More from Directions Magazine

All Points Blog Newsletter

Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

Preview Newsletter | Archive


Feed  Twitter 

Recent Comments

Publications: Directions Magazine | Directions Magazine India
Conferences: Location Intelligence Conference | .Map Conference | GEO Huntsville
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved