USA – The Carbon Project announces the release of its free Gaia software, Gaia 3.2, including an open API to allow developers to modify and enhance the application.
Developed as part of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP), Gaia 3.2 is a free Microsoft Windows application for accessing, visualizing and sharing location content, including the latest NSDI Framework Data services.
“The new Gaia Extenders API allows programmers to develop enhancements to Gaia with or without CarbonTools PRO. Any developer can follow a simple set of API rules and drop the extension assembly in the Gaia folder. When Gaia starts it recognizes and implements the extender automatically – very easy,” says Nuke Goldstein, CTO of The Carbon Project. “A full walkthrough and reference guide is also freely available.”
“With Gaia 3.2 we also released a suite of extenders for incident response,” says Jeff Harrison, President and CEO of The Carbon Project. “These extensions include tracking location with Global Positioning System (GPS), US National Grid (USNG) coordinates reference, Homeland Security Mapping Standard symbology, interoperability with EPA Exchange Network and Secure SDI.”
Gaia 3.2, the Extender suite and the Extender API are available as free downloads at The Carbon Portal, www.thecarbonportal.net.
More information on Gaia 3.2 is available at .
Gaia development was sponsored by the National Spatial Data Infrastructure(NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program and executed in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR),the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other organizations.
The NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program was established by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to help form partnerships among organizations to implement the NSDI.