MCLEAN, Va. – Geographic Services, Inc. (GSI) announced today that the Company has released its mobile app, GSI DataFlex, an application that provides U.S. Department of Defense, first responders and rescue workers with the unique ability to accurately search foreign and domestic names worldwide, across languages, based on pronunciation. The geographic names application was selected by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP) and is available at the GEOINT Application Store (https://apps.nga.mil/Product/iOS/DataFlex/1-0).
GSI’s DataFlex app is a mobile application which provides access to GSI’s patented phonetic search engine for geographic names. Users can easily find locations by performing fuzzy search on the basis of a place name’s pronunciation, rather than its spelling. The program supports searching across multiple languages, vastly improving search times and search results across borders and in diverse areas, without the need to know variations in spelling. Additionally, users can browse the worldwide Geonames database and trace their movement patterns for future use when used for navigation in the field.
Keyvan Rafei, GSI’s President and CEO stated, “We are pleased to announce the release of our patented mobile search technology through the NGA IGAPP Store. Analysts and warfighters now have GSI’s unique phonetic search technology at their fingertips. Rescue workers, warfighters and others in the field have the challenge of searching for locations where names may be misspelled, or have letters or sounds not present in the English language. With GSI DataFlex, users can quickly identify search results based on name pronunciation, reducing hurdles and improving their response time.”
About Geographic Services, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Geographic Services, Inc. (GSI) (https://www.geographicservices.com) is a leading geospatial intelligence solutions provider. GSI leads the industry with an integrated technology solution that leverages expertise in GIS, linguistics and socio-cultural analysis.
We are committed to supporting our customers’ mission by providing knowledge and understanding with innovative technologies and unique geospatial solutions for cultural data. GSI delivers a range of geospatial data including Human Geography, Geonames, International, Administrative and Maritime Boundaries. GSI’s cloud-based architecture allows customers to access unique, high-confidence datasets through web, desktop or mobile applications. GSI’s unique patented search technology and enhanced data mining give end users easy access to these datasets, and to mission critical cultural knowledge.
IGAPP (https://igapp.com) is a brokerage program, bridging the gap between government customers and application vendors interested in using the NGA data to solve vital problems. Innovative ideas for applications are submitted to turn government customer needs, problems, and challenges into safe, tested applications for the GEOINT App Store. Under a contract with the NGA, TASC, an Engility company, manages the business and technical aspects of soliciting, screening, and acquiring GEOINT software applications that pass U.S. Government’s criteria.