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04/25/2008

Blue Marble to Exhibit with Merrick & Company at ASPRS 2008

Gardiner, Maine - April 25, 2008 - Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that they will be co-exhibiting with Merrick & Company at The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Conference, from April 28th to May 2nd, 2008 in Portland, Oregon. Come visit Booth 617 to learn why Blue Marble's 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.

A business partnership established between Merrick & Company and Blue Marble Geographics exposes Blue Marble's coordinate transformation and vector translation technology to the LiDAR industry by providing Merrick's Advanced Remote Sensing Software (MARS®) with GeoCalc and GeoTranslate modules. Both of these powerful coordinate transformation modules support LiDAR data management functions within MARS®. The MARS® GeoTranslate module provides GIS vector data translation support for ESRI (.SHP), AutoCAD (.DWG, .DXF), MapInfo (.MIF, .TAB), Microstation (.DGN) and Excel (.XLS). The MARS® GeoCalc Module supports 3-D coordinate transformation (horizontal and vertical) of LiDAR (LAS) files.

"Both of our organizations found a natural connection in that Merrick & Company wanted to offer 3-D coordinate transformation and map file translation for their MARS® software end-users," stated Kris Berglund, Director of Sales and Marketing for Blue Marble. "The GeoCalc and GeoTranslate Software Developer Kits were a perfect solution for MARS® as the implementation of both tools required minimal development time. Merrick & Company was able to rely on Blue Marble technology and re-assign developers to other projects, which in turn streamlined the workflow of the entire development staff."

About ASPRS: Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies

About Merrick & Company: Founded in Denver in 1955, Merrick & Company is a world-leading multidisciplinary engineering, architectural, geospatial solutions, and construction management firm. The employee-owned company provides these services to municipal, state, federal, and private-sector clients. With approximately 400 employees, Merrick has offices in Aurora and Colorado Springs, CO; Los Alamos and Albuquerque, NM, Atlanta, GA, Kanata, ON, and Guadalajara, Mexico. Learn more at www.merrick.com/gis

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