deCarta,, San Jose, Calif., a LBS-platform (location-based services) company what has been serving the mobile, Internet, enterprise, fleet, and automotive connected-car markets, is making some key updates to its L2 GEO (Geospatial Search Engine) (L2) alongside of expanding its availability to 144 countries worldwide.

deCarta develops and provides specialized geospatial platform technology for customer-hosted or cloud-hosted mapping, routing, navigation, geocoding and local-search applications. L2 is deCarta’s advanced single-line local search and geocoding engine is a key component of deCarta’s LBS platform that provides specialized geospatial technologies for maps, routing, navigation, geocoding, local search and geo-data integration and processing.

deCarta’s LBS platform architecture scales to support billions of maps and local searches, as well as millions of users per month. With L2, customers can index and search on premium map content and PI (points-of-Interest) from all leading content suppliers globally, as well as their own custom content.

The latest release adds the ability to search in Japanese, which according to deCarta, makes it one of only three companies that provide detailed search and map display capabilities for Japan in a global index. Additional enhancements include wild-card search and structured geocoding for those that prefer that model as opposed to L2’s standard free-form approach.

“We’re now consistently winning new business competing with, and in many cases replacing, major local search engines such as Google Maps,, based on the virtues of our LBS platform technology, its customization capabilities, flexible content offerings, less restrictive license terms and superior customer service,” says J. Kim Fennell, CEO, deCarta.

deCarta provides its white-label LBS platform to organizations that wish to offer their own customized, branded LBS services as opposed to utilizing industry standard services such as Bing,, or Google, The company offers two deployment models, either through a hosted LBS platform service using Amazon,, Web Services or a customer self-hosted on-premise model.

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