Leveraging its intelligent relationship and event extraction capabilities, NetOwl geotags people, organizations, artifacts, and events mentioned in documents in addition to place names. This advanced geotagging capability opens up new ways to exploit unstructured text data for geospatial analysis. For example, the user can find who travelled to a specific place or where attack events took place geospatially on a map.
Instead of displaying all place names extracted from texts on a map, relationship and event extraction provides semantic context to place names, allowing the users to focus on only those that are important to them. Through an integration with the leading GIS provider ESRI’s ArcGIS suite, a NetOwl Extractor service with Smart Geotagging enabled allows individual users to process their own documents and generate a map view showing information about all linked entities and events that have been extracted for all of the locations in the text.