Friday, August 31, 2007

Glimpse of “SDI 1.0” Product for ArcGIS

The Carbon Project recently previewed its new product for ArcGIS 9.2, CarbonArc® PRO that provides a glimpse at the future of OGC® Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) 1.0 interoperability for ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.2 software. OGC SDI 1.0 is a selected suite of standards from the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

CarbonArc PRO eliminates barriers to geospatial interoperability by providing OGC SDI 1.0 support - WMS, WCS, WFS, WFS-T, WFS-G, GML, GMLsf, Filter Encoding, and CS-W - directly from the ArcGIS 9.2 desktop.

“CarbonArc PRO lets you use any OGC web service and data as an integral part of the GIS,” said Nuke Goldstein, CTO and COO of The Carbon Project. “The product includes support for complex, multi-geometry GML features, advanced WFS Transactions support and powerful ‘Filter Builder’ functions for attribute-based queries from WFS.”

CarbonArc PRO will be featured at many upcoming events including GEOINT 2007 and other venues.

To learn CarbonArc PRO can help your organization, or to purchase it today, contact or visit the information page.

CarbonArc PRO was developed with CarbonTools PRO, an extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework for advanced location content handling, mapping and sharing, and implements The Carbon Project’s unique Source-Handler-Data Architecture.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Carbon Project’s Gaia 3 Selected for Regional Interoperability Project

The Carbon Project today announced its Gaia 3 software was selected to support the 2007 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) under a project grant called “Framework NSDI and Beyond”.

The “Framework NSDI and Beyond” Project is a collaborative effort between the North Carolina Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR), the City of Charlotte, NC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CubeWerx, The Carbon Project and the geoLeaders Network.

The effort will engage State, County and Municipal government organizations and extend Gaia 3 with next-generation capabilities to access and use NSDI Framework Data through Web Feature Services (WFS) for environmental incident response. The resulting application will be free and make NSDI Framework Data accessible and usable to everyone, everywhere.

Gaia 3 is a free application that lets you seamlessly access and use a vast array of location content and services from your Windows desktop – including WMS, WFS, WCS and GML, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo! Maps, Google Earth KML/KMZ, ESRI Shapefiles and more.

The NSDI includes the technology, policies, criteria, standards and people necessary to promote geospatial information sharing throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia. The NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program was established by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to help form partnerships among organizations to implement the NSDI.
CarbonTools PRO and CarbonCloud CS are the software development and communications foundation for the project. CarbonTools PRO is an extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework for advanced location content handling, mapping and sharing. CarbonCloud CS is a scalable peer-to-peer (p2p) platform that supports information sharing between peers.

For more information please contact or visit
The Carbon Project, CarbonTools, CarbonCloud, and Gaia 3 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Carbon Project, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their owners.

DISCLAIMER: the information provided in this article does not constitute an endorsement by the EPA, USGS, or the FGDC of any non-federal entity, its products or its services.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Upgrade to CarbonTools PRO for .NET Now Available

The Carbon Project recently announced a new version of CarbonTools PRO for Microsoft .NET software developers.

The release includes a complete programming interface and controls for OGC Filter Encoding specification (FE) used by Web Feature Services (WFS), enhanced Web Feature Service Transaction (WFS-T) tools, Catalog Services for the Web (CS-W) support, the capability to transform features content into Geography Markup Language 3, new code samples to ‘jump start’geosocial application development and more.

“CarbonTools PRO for Microsoft .NET lets developers quickly add complex location content and services to their applications using a language that's in the 'comfort zone' of mainstream programmers rather than GIS professionals,” said Nuke Goldstein, CTO and COO of The Carbon Project. “We’re proud to release this highly anticipated build of CarbonTools PRO.”

CarbonTools PRO is already in use around the world letting Microsoft .NET developers seamlessly access, visualize and share a vast array of location content and services - including Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo! Maps, Google Earth KML/KMZ, OGC GML, WMS, WFS, WCS, Filter Encoding, OSGeo, ESRI Shapefiles, MapInfo, Autodesk and more.

Release notes, code samples and sample applications are available at The Carbon Project's community portal for software developers at

CarbonTools PRO is also available under a per developer license that has no limits, royalties, restrictions or fees on deploying applications - a pretty competitive licensing model compared to some of the other players in the geospatial market.

For more information or to buy CarbonTools PRO now visit