Wednesday, September 19, 2007

“SDI 1.0” Extension for ArcGIS Now Shipping

CarbonArc PRO testing the new NSDI Framework Data Service over the U.S. The NSDI Framework Data WFS and one from EPA is being accessed over the Bay St. Louis area, a region hit hard by Hurricane Katrina

I'm pleased to announce the availability of CarbonArc® PRO for ArcGIS 9.2 - providing 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.

In the last few months we've seen the public sector embracing SDI 1.0 interoperability and CarbonArc PRO wraps this suite of standards into tools that are easy to use. This product leads a growing movement for standards-based commercial software and will immediately benefit government agencies and commercial enterprises.

“The Carbon Project offers excellent support for OGC® standards. Carbon Project’s SDI 1.0 ArcGIS extension provides ArcGIS users additional options for enhanced interoperability,” said Satish Sankaran, Product Manager for Interoperability and Standards at ESRI.

“CarbonArc PRO provides a way to ease existing desktop GIS into SDI 1.0 interoperability with minimal expense and disruption,” says Nuke, our CTO and COO. “By plugging into ArcGIS, CarbonArc PRO lets people use any SDI 1.0 web service as an integral part of the GIS, including WMS, WFS, WFS-T, WCS, Filter Encoding, Gazetteer, GML, GMLsf and Catalog Services (CS-W).”

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

CarbonArc PRO was developed with CarbonTools PRO, an extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework allows software developers to add advanced geospatial interoperability to any Microsoft Windows application, including SDI 1.0.

To learn how CarbonArc PRO can help your organization or to discuss licensing options, you can contact or visit

Monday, September 10, 2007

SDI 1.0 and CarbonArc Featured in GISCafe

CarbonArc PRO was featured this week at GISCafe. Much thanks to Susan Smith for some great writing - She really took the complexity out of SDI 1.0 and made it understandable.

Some quotables -

"SDI 1.0, a suite of standards from the OGC, is being adopted by a number of government and geospatial intelligence agencies."

“We’ve created a set of products for ArcGIS that supports that SDI 1.0 baseline”

"SDI 1.0 includes familiar OGC standards such Web Map Server, GML, WFS, and additional unfamiliar things like filters and catalogs, that allow users to put together complex systems much faster and at much lower cost than they have been able to do in the past."

“SDI 1.0 is going to be for GIS and geospatial power users, as it is a more professional set of requirements. Although I do think some elements will make their way to the consumer. The trick is to wrap the complexity into something that consumers can use without worrying what GML is or what WFS stands for.”

"CarbonArc PRO makes it easy for users to leverage SDI 1.0 by simplifying all the OGC complexity into a series of easy to use tools. When a user opens CarbonArc PRO they don’t see OGC or specifications, they just see a number of different services they can connect up to like they would see for Yahoo Maps or Google Maps."

CarbonArc Selected for National Interoperability Project

I'm pleased to announce that our CarbonArc software was selected by GeoConnections ( to support the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) Interoperability Pilot. CarbonArc is an interoperability extension for ESRI's ArcGIS, the world's most popular geographic information system (GIS).

The Carbon Project is part of the CubeWerx CGDI team ( CubeWerx is an industry leader in standards-based web services for geodata publishing and spatial data infrastructure portals.

The project is a collaborative effort between Canadian provincial and federal partners and investigates the use of Web Feature Service (WFS) technology to support widespread dissemination of feature data while simultaneously managing the data at or near its source. An advanced version of CarbonArc will be used in the effort supporting feature discovery and access, distributed feature production management and geospatial analysis.

The Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure pilot project addresses a critical 'missing piece' in deploying provincial, territorial, and federal data infrastructures, managing the data at or near its source. We're proud to have been selected to support the project with the CarbonArc extension and help provincial, territorial, and federal partners.

The CGDI Interoperability Pilot is sponsored by GeoConnections, a Canadian partnership program led by Natural Resources Canada whose primary objective is to evolve and expand the CGDI. In the pilot, GeoConnections is collaborating with provincial partners to test better mechanisms for distributing and updating framework data (geographic names, national road network, administrative boundaries, etc.) - providing users with access to the most current and authoritative data, avoiding version disparities, and minimizing duplication.

For more information please contact or visit

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