National Geographic and MetaCarta Introduce CartaLens

Oct 26, 2007

National Geographic Maps and MetaCarta, Inc., a provider of geographic search and referencing solutions, announced CartaLens, a geospatial digital asset management solution for georeferencing, managing, retrieving, and delivering digital assets. CartaLens is able to search and retrieve location-based information from both structured content and a broad base of digital content such as photos, video, audio, and documents, enabling users to fuse digital assets with maps and metadata in a collaborative and interactive viewing environment. CartaLens enables users to drag and drop assets on to a map, which automatically geo-tags the asset for a future geographic search. Its interface enables users to identify, locate, and access location-aware information by using a map, media thumbnails, or by querying the asset's metadata.