SDI Contributions from Anyone - Free Gaia WFS-T Evaluation Released
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SDI Contributions from Anyone - Free Gaia WFS-T Evaluation Released

BURLINGTON, MA, January 13, 2010 – The Carbon Project today announced a free evaluation of the data production tool for its Gaia Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) platform. The new "WFS-T Extender" provides an easy way for anyone to contribute geospatial data using Web Feature Service Transactional (WFS-T) services from any system - including ESRI ArcGIS Server, CubeWerx, GeoServer, Intergraph, ERDAS and others.

The WFS-T Extender evaluation is part of the latest Gaia package and available for download at

“If you look at the geospatial community a key emerging area are open geospatial services like ArcGIS Server that break down stovepipes and offer a new angle on data production. What's the angle? ArcGIS Server and other products implement Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) WFS Transactions - a standard way for users to pull in geospatial information and then contribute content,” said Jeff Harrison, President and CEO of The Carbon Project. “To make it easy for anyone to contribute to the geospatial community a user-friendly app was needed that plugs-and-plays with any system.”

"The Gaia WFS-T Extender allows geospatial edits and updates using WFS-T and Geography Markup Language (GML) in both online and offline environments - wrapping OGC standards into an easy-to-use application accessible to anyone, including non-GIS users. The app also plugs-and-plays with WFS-T from ESRI, CubeWerx, GeoServer, Intergraph and ERDAS - and we hope it promotes collaborative SDI," said Nuke Goldstein, CTO of The Carbon Project.

The Gaia WFS-T Extender is also part of CarbonCloud Sync - a Cloud or Server-hosted geo-synchronization capability for crowd-sourcing data production and updates over a network of OGC services.

The Carbon Project will present the Gaia WFS-T Extenders and the CarbonCloud Sync at the ESRI Federal Users Conference in Washington DC, on February 18.

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The Carbon Project is an innovative, high-energy software and technology company specializing in spatial data infrastructure applications and innovative geosocial solutions. The company provides SDI, GIS and Gov 2.0 solutions to meet tomorrow's transportation, infrastructure, environmental and national security challenges. Headquartered in Burlington, MA with offices in Virginia, The Carbon Project is a privately owned company backed by individual investors. For more information please visit:

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