BURLINGTON, MA, April 14, 2011 - The Carbon Project today announced the award of a United States patent for the technology behind its next-generation Geosocial Networking® infrastructures.
The patent has 14 claims covering a broad range of search and distribution functions for location-based content that take place in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks. The patent claims encompass The Carbon Project's methods for searching, obtaining and distributing geospatial information directly between applications in P2P networks, including addresses, coordinates, street maps, satellite images, geospatial features, geographically referenced notes and digital media such as photographs.
The technology can support a wide variety of new applications and services in areas such as local advertising, Geosocial Networking®, emergency response, geospatial intelligence and others on fixed and mobile peer devices.
"The market for location-based applications and services is poised to explode in the next few years and we are very pleased with the addition of this United States patent to our growing portfolio of intellectual property." said Jeff Harrison, CEO of The Carbon Project. "This patent strengthens our competitive position, offers protection to The Carbon Project's clients and partners, and positions the company well in the location-based applications and services market."
About The Carbon Project
The Carbon Project is a high-energy software and technology company pioneering Geosocial Networking® and cloud computing solutions to solve tomorrow's challenges, today. The company is a Microsoft Certified Partner, an ESRI Business Partner and a CubeWerx Strategic Partner that provides geosocial, Gov 2.0 and spatial data infrastructure (SDI) solutions to meet commercial, national security, infrastructure and environmental challenges. The Carbon Project is a privately owned company backed by individual investors. For more information please visit www.TheCarbonProject.com.
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