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04/17/2009

Blue Marble's Victor Minor to Head OGC Data Quality Group

Gardiner, Maine - April 17, 2009 - Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) announces that Victor Minor has been named Chair of the Open Geospatial Consortium's Data Quality Working Group. Matt Beare of 1Spatial was named the Vice Chair at a meeting of the working group in Athens the week of March 30, 2009.

The mission of the Data Quality Working Group (WG) of the OGC Technical Committee is to establish a forum for describing an interoperable framework or model for OGC Quality Assurance Measures and Web Services, to enable access and sharing of high quality geospatial information, improve data analysis and ultimately influence policy decisions. However, before this is possible it is necessary to ascertain what organizations involved in the market place understand and mean when they use the term "spatial data quality."

"We are excited to continue our working relationship with the OGC, 1Spatial and other organizations through the Data Quality Working Group to address issues of data quality specifications and meta data issues," stated Blue Marble's Chief Technology Officer, Victor Minor.

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