GIS and news (October 1999)

A novel offering from Geodynamic Solutions and SageMaker is set to integrate news sources, such as Reuters and Associated Press, with a geographical information system.

Geodynamic Solutions is in joint development with SageMaker Inc. to produce a new product which will combine online news sources with a geographic front end. SageMaker is an Enterprise Information Portal, using text retrieval software from Fulcrum and other technology providers. The deal with Geodynamics means that existing online news services such as Reuters or AP will now be GIS enabled.


Information is now accessible via map layers such as a country, permit or oilfield. Rules-based text retrieval makes for high quality information retrieval. Geodynamicís president Kirk Barrell likens the new technology to "an inter/intranet scout." More from

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