Sqoop adds geographic search of SEC filings
Sqoop, a service used by business journalists to find stories, announced Friday that it has added a function allowing for geographic searches of Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
David Kellum of Sqoop writes, “Location filters include only SEC documents in this first release. In the future we will include patents and court dockets in the same filters. Patents would either be by the more approximate place name and state given in the patent, or by a more exacting address available via SEC filings for the same company if available. Court dockets would similarly be by address of company(s) mentioned in the docket title. To do this we need more exacting company entity tagging and joining, which will also enable us to offer cross-source company filters.
“To support experimentation and ad hoc research with locations, we allow the user to save multiple, and use them repeatable by simply selecting one from their locations list. Because locations are saved with the user, we require you to be logged in to use location filters. When logged in, we also support fast selection of any state by including the two-letter, capitalized USPS/ANSI state code in the query text, e.g. “CA press releases”.
“Presently we will only lookup lat./lon. for your current browser/device location. In the future we will offer general address and/or zip code lookup, but for now you can manually enter any desired location in the US as decimal degrees latitude/longitude. Wikipedia for one lists lat./lon. for most US cities. Location filtered searches may also be shared by URL. The recipient will be prompted to login, but can then save the location, and if desired, the search.”
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