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DHS to use MetaCarta

Homeland Security Department officials will use an application that mines data for geographic references that can be depicted on a map. Officials at the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate recently signed a one-year license to use a geographic information system application developed by MetaCarta, which is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. Randy Ridley, the company’s vice president and general manager for federal systems, said several software applications provide similar functions but none can bridge the gap between so-called unstructured content and digital mapping. About 90 percent of data within an organization is unstructured, such as e-mail messages, reports, interviews and other documents. Full Story

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