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Imagine being able to pinpoint someone's location anywhere in the world simply by typing a few keywords on your PC.
Software allows spooks to pinpoint specific locations
That is what software partly funded by the US military is trying to do.
The MetaCarta program works by analysing thousands of documents and cross-checking the results with a massive geographical database.
So far it has largely been used by US intelligence agencies to analyse the huge amount of information collected as part of the war on terror.