Friday, March 23, 2007

Welcome to the "Geosocial"

We'll be introducing Geosocial Networking at the CTIA Wireless 2007 Conference in Orlando, Florida next week.

Say what? OK, basically Geosocial Networking combines mapping with peer-to-peer (p2p) social networking and can operate over various networks including wireless channels - and it leverages geography as a foundation for connecting people and sharing location-based observations and experiences.

As our CTO, Nuke, says, “CarbonCloud is the world’s first IPv6 based p2p framework for sharing location content. It's the technology platform for our geosocial networking solutions. With CarbonCloud there is no server or web-site involved, the connected computers is all it takes.”

The CarbonCloud p2p framework can be used over the Internet or with local ad-hoc networks where an Internet service is not available. Computer-to-computer wireless networks connect people by providing a framework for communicating directly with friends and neighbors.

We recently released the first p2p software for Geosocial Networking. ((Echo))MyPlace is a free application available at This .NET application gives people the ability to exchange spatially located notes that contain digital photos, custom symbols and text. Leveraging the groundbreaking CarbonCloud p2p framework and mapping services by Microsoft’s Virtual Earth, Geosocial Networking provides a new twist for sharing information, knowledge and experiences.

Geosocial Networking is based on IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol.

Information about CTIA Wireless 2007 is available here

To learn more about Geosocial Networking please give us a shout at or visit

See you in FLA

Monday, March 05, 2007

Positive p2p Energy at NC GIS 2007

I traveled down to the North Carolina GIS (NC GIS) 2007 conference last week and shared some of our p2p, CarbonCloud, Gaia 3/IR and other technology with folks. I'm very glad we attended - the event was full of positive energy.

NC GIS 2007 was held at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2. I won't go so far as to say it was the best geospatial event I've ever attended but it was darn close. I've spent alot of time at the larger events and even hosted some of my own but NC GIS 2007 had a unique flavor about it - people seemed to know what they were doing there (participating in the GIS user community in NC) and what they wanted to get out of the event (to learn about the latest technology and cool real-world applications).

Much thanks to Virtual Earth, Wilbur Smith Associates and our other neighbors that helped us test Gaia 3/IR and the p2p CarbonCloud. Thanks also to the folks that took the time to join us at the "p2p for Incident Response" talk on Friday and for the opportunity to present at the North Carolina Open Source GIS User Group - it was a pleasure.

If anyone wants to get a copy of Gaia 3/IR Beta 3 just let us know at