Textual and geographic information blending specialist MetaCarta now supports Google Earth’s data format in its Geographic Text Search (GTS) and geOdrive products. Users can now search text documents for geographic locations and visualize references within Google Earth.
Google Earth (GE) uses the stripped down geographic data format, Keyhole Markup Language (KML) named from the original developers of GE that was acquired by Google in 2004. KML has a tag-based structure with names and attributes used for specific display purposes.
GTS identifies geographic references in text documents such as RSS news feeds, Microsoft Office, PDF and HTML, assigning geographic references that can be viewed on a map. Other MetaCarta GIS interfaces exist for ESRI ArcGIS Explorer and NASA’s World Wind.
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