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Nokia buys MetaCarta

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Apr 2010 22:26

Nokia buys MetaCarta Nokia has announced it has purchased the location services vendor MetaCarta, adding that it will use the company's service "in the area of local search in location and other services."
MetaCarta has Geosearch technology that can find content, data and information about a certain area and then "present it in a single view and its Geotag technology can be used to find geographic references in various types of content, which then can be used in other applications."

BusinessWeek gives an example of the service by saying that the "NewsMap" app searches a news article, extracts the places mentioned in the article and then can overlay that area on a digital map.

Nokia recently purchased Novarra, a mobile browsing company.

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