Windows Client Applications for OWS

Gaia 3 Viewer

Gaia 3 is a free Windows application for accessing, visualizing and sharing location content. Gaia 3 lets you seamlessly access and use a vast array of location content and services from your Windows desktop – including OGC WMS, WFS, WCS services, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo! Maps, Google Earth KML/KMZ, OGC GML, ESRI Shapefiles and more.

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CarbonArc Lite

CarbonArc Lite is a WFS and WMS extension to ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop, now available as a free, downloadable plugin.

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