Webraska, has announced the launch of the new OpenLS compliant SmartZone Geospatial Platform 3.0. (SGP3.0). The SGP3.0 has already been deployed on customer sites in Europe, North America, Brazil and Russia, and has been successfully demonstrated at two recent Open GIS Consortium conferences in Washington DC and Nice.
“Webraska has been one of the most active members of the OpenLS team, and has made a major contribution to definition of the draft standard”, said Kurt Buehler, Vice President and CTO of the Open GIS Consortium. “While the current version of the proposed standard provides vendors with a certain degree of flexibility, the Webraska implementation is the most comprehensive to-date”.
Services already running on the SGP3.0 include location-based services for colour WAP devices running on GPRS networks, GPS and voice-enabled wireless navigation applications using Webraska’s patented IbDN technology, web-based mapping and routing services and tracking solutions.
“The location-based services sector is now breaking out of its start-up phase, with major commercial deployments underway by all the major carriers in Europe.” said Barry Glick, CEO of Webraska. “Widespread adoption of the OpenLS standard by the geospatial industry will reduce cost, hassle and risk for application developers and wireless carriers alike”.