Thoughts on Geosocial Networking®, cloud computing and democratic access
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Nuke 'Echoed' in New York City
Echoes appear as small frames visually referenced to their location on the map or globe and can contain any Web content - YouTube or Hulu movies, Web pages, even live streaming videos.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
CarbonTools PRO University License Supports Geospatial Education
I'm very pleased to announce the CarbonTools PRO University Site License. This License allows the CarbonTools PRO geospatial interoperability toolkit to be used in computer labs, classrooms and offices across campuses and research institutions, making it easy for instructors and students to learn new skills they can take into the geospatial technology marketplace.
The University License for CarbonTools PRO provides a site license that can be used to equip any student or teacher in geospatial technology education or commercial research and development program, providing a powerful new tool to educate students and researchers on geospatial interoperability.
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.
The latest CarbonTools PRO release includes updated support to Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) specifications, primarily WFS 1.1.0 and GML, and improved support to Microsoft Virtual Earth and Yahoo! Maps. In addition, the latest release includes the full source code for some of the CarbonTools PRO libraries. The source code provides a reference point for developers and allows further enhancements and modifications by users.
CarbonTools PRO also includes all source code for the popular Gaia 3.1 geospatial viewer, making it possible for developers to create and deploy advanced .NET applications in minutes. The Gaia 3.1 geospatial viewer application is available as a free download here.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.CarbonTools.com.- Jeff
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Open-Geospatial .NET Community Passes 10,000 Registered Users
The Carbon Project today announced its Open-Geospatial .NET Community, The Carbon Portal, recently received its 10,000th registered user.
Through The Carbon Portal anyone is able to join the Open-Geospatial .NET Community at no cost, exchange ideas, software code and find support among others seeking to advance geospatial interoperability.
“The Carbon Portal is designed to support .NET developers using CarbonTools PRO and other Open-Geospatial .NET tools. We’re please to welcome the 10,000th registered user and look forward to helping the community implement geospatial interoperability in a wide range of applications,” said Nuke Goldstein, CTO of The Carbon Project.
Some of The Carbon Project's Microsoft .NET technologies include:
CarbonTools PRO – An extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework that supports location content handling and sharing from an array of sources, including the OGC® Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) 1.0 baseline and Microsoft Virtual Earth.
CarbonArc PRO – A Microsoft .NET-based extension to the ESRI ArcGIS 9.2 desktop that enables the OGC® Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) 1.0 baseline and Microsoft Virtual Earth on the GIS desktop.
Gaia 3.1 – A popular open geospatial viewer for OGC WMS, WFS, Microsoft Virtual Earth and many other sources based on Microsoft .NET.
Echo myPlace – A people-to-people social networking application using the latest Microsoft Silverlight 2 Internet media technologies.
The most popular section of The Carbon Portal is the CarbonTools PRO Forum. CarbonTools PRO is in use around the world with Microsoft .NET developers, and getting great feedback. The latest release lets developers access, visualize and share an array of location content in their .NET applications - including Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo! Maps, OGC KML, GML, GMLsf, WMS, WFS, WCS, Filter Encoding, Catalog, OSGeo, ESRI Shapefiles, MapInfo, Autodesk and more.
The release also includes source code for the Gaia 3.1 geospatial viewer, making it possible for developers to create and deploy advanced .NET applications in minutes. The Gaia 3.1 geospatial viewer application is available as a free download.
For more information on The Carbon Portal, or to become a Carbon Portal Sponsor please contact info@TheCarbonProject.com.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Second NSF Grant Awarded for Echo myPlace
The Carbon Project is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation has awarded us a second grant to continue developing the Geosocial Networking application Echo myPlace.
Based on Microsoft's new Internet media platform Silverlight 2, Echo's geosocial interactivity stands to redefine ‘data-sharing’ - from video news to event promotions to micro-targeted advertising for businesses.
Echo myPlace is a people-to-people, Web-based social application that uses the new Microsoft Silverlight 2 framework and the latest 2D mapping and 3D visualization technology from Microsoft Virtual Earth.
Echo myPlace creates a gateway that brings together professionally produced video content like Hulu.com, user-generated local news, advertising, commerce and consumers and ties them directly to locations around the globe.
A beta version of Echo myPlace will be available mid 2008. For more information on Echo myPlace beta contact info@TheCarbonProject.com.
This work is being support by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.