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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Defeating the purpose of open standard?

The Carbon Project, a group offering tools built on Open Geospatial Consortium’s (Full disclosure - I consult to that organization.)  OpenGIS standards just put out a press release. The release is about data available for the area in Australia struck by a cyclone on March 20.

It’s available in “free Geospatial Session Files (GSFs).” GSFs seem to be a type of “project file” (in the old ArcView sense, in that it points to servers) used by free Gaia, the company’s viewer. Says the website: “Please note that you’ll need version 2.0.5 of the free Gaia geospatial web browser to view these files.” The data was collected from “online OpenGIS® map servers accessing data from a variety of Australian and U.S. sources.” 

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/21 at 03:14 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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