Cambridge, USA, 11 June 2007: MetaCarta Inc., has signed an agreement with IHS Inc., to enhance MetaCarta’s Energy Geographic Data Module (GDM) to provide the up-to-date information when searching for energy-related information specific to a location. Specifically, Geologists and other E&P analysts using MetaCarta Geographic Text Search (GTS) and GTS geOdrive solutions will now be able to search for information such as blocks, licenses, oil fields, wells and basins found in IHS databases using the just-released MetaCarta IHS Global Oil & Gas GDM.
MetaCarta GDMs are knowledge bases used to identify and disambiguate geographic references, assign latitude and longitude coordinates. GDMs contain natural language processing (NLP) logic, which is used to recognize the jargons and data types that represent geographic entities, disambiguate names, and establish greater geoconfidence and georelevance.
The Energy GDM is used with MetaCarta Geographic Text Search (GTS) as well as GTS geOdrive and contains place names, reference formats, and usage statistics particular to the energy industry. These include wells, blocks, MMS areas, oil and gas fields, basins, geologic provinces, and assorted other oil and gas features.