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06/29/2007

Blue Marble releases GeoTranslate 5.0 - a New Vector Translation and Feature Manipulation ToolKit

Gardiner, Maine - June 29, 2007 - Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) announces the release of their latest GIS data conversion developer tool, GeoTranslate 5.0. This Windows C++ vector file translation and feature manipulation tool, which may be easily embedded in custom GIS applications, introduces a new level of scalable spatial data translation. Based on the GeoConvert component that was formerly part of the GeoObjects developer toolkit and the basis of Blue Marble's Geographic Translator application, GeoTranslate provides all of the original GeoConvert functionality and much more. Blue Marble's coordinate conversion technology is the basis of GeoTranslate 5.0, and is used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government and military organizations.

Users can read and write many of today's most popular GIS and CAD vector file formats including ESRI, MapInfo and Autodesk, but also newer formats like GML and KML. Users are also granted direct access to a wide variety of geometry objects, which can be created and manipulated on the fly. Along with these geometry objects, users are granted access to the metadata and attributes that are commonly associated with these geometries. GeoTranslate leverages the coordinate conversion power of GeoCalc, which is Blue Marble Geographics' coordinate transformation engine. GeoCalc is recognized for its reliability, accuracy, and flexibility, and it ensures that the transformations performed within GeoTranslate are as precise as possible. This tool kit also provides users with access to the largest commercially available database of geodetic definitions, which includes support for the latest EPSG database (v6.12) and more. Together, these technologies add up to a very robust and effective vector file translation solution.

"We are excited to be offering this major update to our GeoTranslate developer toolkit," stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. "Blue Marble's years of experience creating spatial data conversion software has really been leveraged for this release. After a successful beta period, the tool is already in use by some leading GIS software companies and applications and we are looking forward to providing some great promotions to get this tool in use as widely as possible."

About Blue Marble Geographics: Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine is a leading developer and provider of geographic software products that provide sensible solutions for users and developers of geographic data. Blue Marble's data conversion technology is used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government and military organizations. Blue Marble has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for 14 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com.

Contact Information:
Kris Berglund
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME, USA
kb@bluemarblegeo.com
800-616-2725 / 207-582-6747