Carbon Project unveils WFS Transactions Extender for Gaia SDI Platform

BURLINGTON, MA, October 5, 2009 – The Carbon Project today announced the WFS-T Extender for its Gaia Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) platform. Gaia is one of the world’s most popular geospatial software clients among SDI users and developers, especially those using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards. The new Extender provides the most powerful and easy-to-use tools to create, edit, or delete data on any vendor's Web Feature Service Transactional (WFS-T).

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“With little training anyone can use the Gaia WFS-T Extender to make geospatial contributions and updates without the need for professional GIS. This capability lets any user quickly interact with open geospatial services supported by providers such as ESRI ArcGIS Server, CubeWerx, Intergraph, GeoServer and more,” said Jeff Harrison, President and CEO of The Carbon Project. “The software is designed for a very distributed environment where people need to work online and offline and collaborate with many parties.”

Gaia is a geospatial network platform that provides seamless synergy between Microsoft Bing Maps, Yahoo! Maps, OpenStreetMap, ESRI ArcGIS Server, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) KML, GML, GMLsf, WMS, WMTS, WFS, Filters, WCS, ESRI Shape, Autodesk and MapInfo formats, and more. The WFS-T Extender is a seamless enhancement to Gaia where tools for geometry editing, one-click schema analysis and transaction rules management become available. In addition, the Gaia WFS-T package includes the powerful Geometry Snap Tools Extender to assist users with generating highly accurate feature geometries.

“Our software extends the Gaia SDI platform with powerful schema analysis and feature profiling tools that allow automated or manual transaction rules, plus various security tools, online/offline capability, bulk transactions, and seamless database locking – all designed to work with any WFS regardless of the providing vendor,” said Nuke Goldstein, CTO of The Carbon Project. “The included Geometry Snap Tools Extender adds the ability to snap edit nodes to any feature in the map, saving users time and improving accuracy when digitizing or editing GML.”

You can visit to download the free Gaia 3.4 base application today. Gaia was developed with CarbonTools PRO and its complete source code is available to CarbonTools PRO developers. Gaia 3.4 also provides a robust, open API that allows any programmer to develop Gaia Extenders. Gaia Extenders are light, easy to deploy with no installation required, and can enhance Gaia's functionality with new geospatial processing tasks and enhanced user interfaces. Technical information and forums for the Gaia 3.4 platform and its Extenders are available at

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About The Carbon Project

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 and GIS 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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