Monday, March 22, 2010

Carbon Project, Arkansas Selected for NSDI Geo-Synchronization Project

The Carbon Project is pleased to announce its software has been selected by the 2010 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP). The project will be conducted with the Arkansas Geographic Information Office (AGIO) and develop a Gov 2.0 collaboration platform for updating county, state and federal geospatial data using a geo-synchronization service.

The effort uses the CarbonCloud Sync platform from The Carbon Project and GIS from ESRI. These technologies will integrate county transportation data into a federation of collaborating state and federal databases. The approach uses standards from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and provides a bridge between current GIS processes and a new generation of collaborative NSDI geo-synchronization. It also allows the state to advance data stewardship, and federal systems to automatically keep data sets up-to-date. The approach is consistent with a vision for the NSDI where local governments and states have geographic information they'd like to volunteer to The National Map - and The National Map has procedures to accept this "VGI".

Partners for the project will include the AGIO, the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board, the Arkansas GIS Users Forum, and The Carbon Project. The AGIO begun under Governor Huckabee and now enjoys strong support from Governor Beebe.

The NSDI CAP was established by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to help form partnerships to implement the NSDI. The United States NSDI includes the technology, policies, criteria, standards and people to promote geospatial information sharing throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia.

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