Carbon Project Releases Update to the Gaia Geospatial Viewer

BURLINGTON, MA, January 27, 2009 – The Carbon Project is pleased to announce a new version of its free Gaia geospatial viewer. Gaia 3.3 will help support a worldwide surge of activity in developing Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) based on Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards. This Gaia update includes several new SDI tools and an enhanced API for software developers.

You can visit to download Gaia 3.3 today. Free Extenders and documentation are available on A video tutorial is available at

“We’re very happy to expand and support the free and highly popular Gaia application as part of our response to the increasing demand and adoption of open-standards and OGC SDI,” said Jeff Harrison, President and CEO of The Carbon Project.

“Gaia 3.3 brings exciting improvements to the user interface, new bookmarks functionality, updated Extenders API, and support to GML 3.2 for advanced information applications,” said Nuke Goldstein, CTO of The Carbon Project. “There are also many additions to the Extenders API. New Extenders include a USGS WFS Quick Bar, improved Secure SDI extender, GPS tracking, US National Grid, and FGDC Homeland Security Emergency Management symbology extender.”

Gaia 3.3 is built using the latest CarbonTools PRO assemblies and is fully open-source to CarbonTools PRO developers. Gaia 3.3 also provides a robust and open API that allows programmers to develop Gaia Extenders with or without a CarbonTools PRO license. Gaia Extenders are light, easy to deploy and can enhance Gaia’s functionality for a variety of SDI and geospatial tasks.

Gaia development was sponsored by the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP).

For more information please contact Email Contact or visit for technical information on Gaia 3.3 and its Extenders.

About The Carbon Project

The Carbon Project is an innovative, high-energy software and technology company specializing in mapping and Geosocial Networking. The Carbon Project serves professionals, software developers, government agencies and businesses that develop mapping solutions or use geospatial data. The Carbon Project also provides geographically enabled social networking solutions for distributing real-time digital news, video content and geographically targeted marketing. 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:

The Carbon Project, The Carbon Portal, Geosocial Networking, Gaia and CarbonTools are trademarks or registered trademarks of Carbon Project, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their owners.

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