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07/14/2010

Optech Adopts Blue Marble's Coordinate Transformation and LiDAR Conversion Solutions

Gardiner, Maine - Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that mobile mapping industry leader, Optech Incorporated, have licensed Blue Marble technology to be integrated within their mobile/airborne mapping system packages.

The agreement between Optech and Blue Marble solidifies the recent adoption of both the GeoCalc & GeoTranslate developer libraries for inclusion within Optech's survey and mapping solution software. Optech plans to fully integrate all Blue Marble libraries within their software and systems. By leveraging Blue Marble's expertise, Optech will be providing their customers with reliable and flexible LiDAR processing solutions for many years to come.

"We are excited to soon offer the very latest in geodetic conversion capability and expertise to our global client base," said Michael Sitar, Optech's Airborne Products Manager. "By integrating Blue Marble solutions into our airborne and mobile products, our clients can further streamline their data conversion and processing workflows. This partnership also allows us to focus on what it is we do best, and that is delivering the highest quality LiDAR sensor hardware and data processing solutions."

Optech airborne and mobile mapping products include the very popular Lynx Mobile Mapper™, which generates rich survey-grade LiDAR and image data from moving vehicles - at highway speeds. At the forefront of technology, Lynx integrates the latest innovation in LiDAR sensors with multiple perspective LiDAR imaging and best-in-class imaging, navigation, product warranty and support. Their airborne products include the ALTM™ Gemini, Orion, and more recently Pegasus, the world's first multi-laser commercial mapping sensor with industry-leading point density.

Patrick Cunningham, President of Blue Marble Geographics, said, "Optech has turned to Blue Marble Developer Tools for our unmatched LiDAR LAS file point cloud transformation and conversion capabilities. Our tools are powerful, yet user friendly solutions that help complicated geospatial data projects produce actionable, cost effective business results."

Blue Marble's geospatial data manipulation and conversion solutions are 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.

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 over 17 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com.

About Optech Incorporated: Optech is the industry leader in the design and development of advanced laser-based surveying, mapping and imaging instruments. Innovative scientists and engineers with decades of experience in LiDAR technologies and newly emerging technologies drive Optech's success.

Contact Information:
Adam Hill
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME, USA
orders@bluemarblegeo.com
800-616-2725
+1(207) 582-6747

Contact Information:
Optech Incorporated
Michael Sitar
Vaughan, Ontario
Tel: 1-905-660-0808
http://www.optech.ca/index.htm