Questerra launches web-based spatial information management service for the enterprise


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 20, 2002 — Questerra, a wholly owned subsidiary of MeadWestvaco Corp., has unveiled its new Web-based spatial information management technology and service at the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Tampa, Fla.

Questerra offers decision makers the ability to visualize their business in new ways by combining enterprise data from customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other business support systems with Questerra-provided, value-added spatial data through an interactive, easy-to-use Web-based application suite.

Analysis, visualization and reporting tools embedded in Questerra’s Web applications enable the enterprise decision makers to make better informed decisions and provide rapid sharing of geographic or location-based information assets throughout the organization.

Questerra’s service combines enterprise data, available external information and spatial reference tools to improve the performance of any organization as the result of better, more informed business decisions. Questerra’s clients do not have to acquire, maintain or distribute complex data from disparate sources. Corporate decision makers spend less time waiting for answers from analysts and resource specialists, allowing them to concentrate on applying the enhanced information to make better business decisions.

Questerra’s service is highly flexible, scalable and extendable to meet the dynamic information needs of corporate and government clients with a platform that offers 24/7 service availability and the highest levels of data control, integrity and security.

“Our Web-based service allows clients to better visualize key information that assists them in making more rapid and informed decisions,” said Tim Milovich, Questerra’s chief executive officer. “Enterprises understand the critical role of timely, accessible information to capitalize on opportunities, mitigate risks and increase operational efficiencies.”

Questerra’s Web-based solutions are focused on supporting the business needs of the enterprise in the energy, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, retail, telecommunications, transportation and utilities industries. Questerra’s service addresses the needs of diverse market segments, while offering service capabilities that fully support sales, operations, customer support, marketing and technology services.

For more information or a demonstration of Questerra’s online service, visit the company’s Web site at www.questerra.com or contact PJ Hoke, director of marketing at 888.867.9572 or pjhoke@questerra.com; Questerra, 210 Ridge-McIntire Rd., Suite 500, Charlottesville, Va., 22903.

About Questerra
Questerra is a provider of information technology and services to Global 2000 companies and governments worldwide. Founded in 2001, the company provides spatial information management (SIM) technology and services to business and geographic information systems (GIS) professionals to impact a wide array of business decisions where location or geography is a factor. A wholly owned subsidiary of MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), Questerra is headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., with their technology office and data center located in Orange County, Calif., and sales staff across the United States.

About MeadWestvaco
MeadWestvaco Corporation, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., is a global producer of packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products and specialty chemicals, with annual sales of $8 billion. For more information about MeadWestvaco, visit the company’s Web site, www.meadwestvaco.com.


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