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04/18/2008

Blue Marble to Demo Geographic Calculator at 1Spatial Conference 2008

Gardiner, Maine - April 18, 2008 - Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the 1Spatial Conference, being held in Stansted, UK from April 29th to May 1st, 2008. Come and visit Blue Marble in the exhibit hall to learn why their coordinate 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.

The 1Spatial conference will focus on the transformation, management and quality control of spatial data, making it the perfect forum in which to introduce the features of Geographic Calculator 7.0. The Geographic Calculator allows organizations and individuals to maintain and transform large datasets in many formats and local coordinate reference systems, guaranteeing the highest accuracy possible. With the introduction of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE), the Geographic Calculator's abilities become even clearer. With support for over twenty GIS and CAD file formats, over five thousand pre-defined coordinate reference systems, and transformations, interoperability has never been so easy, or so highly customizable.

Blue Marble will make their Geographic Calculator software available to 1Spatial attendees at the HP Usability Lab during the 1Spatial Conference. The Lab offers end users a chance to work with the Geographic Calculator in a relaxed, non-sales atmosphere. Attendees may choose to use sample scripts provided by Blue Marble, or to simply explore the product features on their own. Feedback from those who demo the Calculator will be shared with Blue Marble's development team, and will help in driving testing and development. The HP Usability Lab is free to all delegates and will be open throughout the 1Spatial Conference 2008.

"The INSPIRE movement is a challenge for users of Geospatial data that we are sure we can help with, especially since it involves the definition and standardization of Coordinate reference systems and Geographical grid systems for Europe," states Blue Marble President, Patrick Cunningham. "Blue Marble's recent involvement with global organizations such as the OGC have allowed us to provide suggestions towards new and upcoming data standards, and this is a perfect opportunity to roll up our sleeves, and become directly involved with INSPIRE."

About 1Spatial: 1Spatial has 35 years of experience in providing operational solutions to organisations with large spatial databases. With leading expertise in transforming data from CAD and GIS, quantitative data quality control, and spatial database technologies we also enable reuse and repurposing of such data and access through both internal and external portals. The modern era demands the unconstrained sharing of spatial data between systems, business areas, organisations, and the public. We are the specialists in enabling such cooperative infrastructures. www.1spatial.com

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 has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for 15 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

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