Dayton Daily News: Qbase Software Product Bridges ‘Gap Between People and Places”

April 8, 2013

Dave Larsen

Qbase, an information technology company with an office in Springfield, has launched a new software module that identifies hidden relationships between people and geography, according to a media release.

Qbase on Monday announced a software upgrade to its MetaCarta Geographic Search and Referencing Platform that includes the initial release of the Human Geography Entity Data Module. Officials said the module enriches textual information found in reports and message traffic to link people to maps, and maps to people.

The module provides important knowledge to intelligence, national security and commercial organizations, officials said.

“Understanding who influences areas of interest is critical for any data analysis, especially with intelligence activities. Being able to extract that from unstructured text is even more important,” said Ken Tomaselli, Qbase’s senior vice president, in a statement.

The software module provides this capability and “enables our customers to further bridge the gap between people and places,” he said.

Founded in 2005, Qbase is based in Ohio and Washington D.C. Investors took over the company in 2010.