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08/19/2011

Blue Marble Desktop v2.3 Features New Metadata Editor Tool to Ensure Data Quality

Gardiner, Maine - Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to now offer support for metadata within the Blue Marble Desktop v2.3. The new Metadata Editor tool will allow users to create or update FGDC compliant metadata for files that are processed through the Blue Marble Desktop. This new feature will allow for the seamless integration of metadata into existing workflows which will help users to share geographic data across their complete enterprise while retaining data integrity throughout the entire lifecycle.

Blue Marble's geospatial data manipulation and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas , mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations.

Metadata can now be automatically created for any file that the Blue Marble Desktop writes out. A base template, included within the application, can be filled out with standard details included in an XML or TXT metadata file output that is FGDC and Esri compliant. For users that have their own metadata templates, this new feature allows for a smooth interchange with use of the template. In addition to the user defined fields of the template, there are a number of areas that are updated or populated automatically. These include the Process Step information that allows users to see the history of procedures within a particular data set. This helps to ensure the integrity of the data as it changes hands, providing reliable consistency throughout the project. The Metadata editor viewer is another great feature included; allowing users to preview the metadata displayed using a style sheet for easy reading.

"High quality geospatial data is essential for controlling costs and meeting deadlines on time," stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. "Geospatial users are more and more aware of the requirements of accuracy, consistency, fit for purpose and scalability for the end users of their work. The Desktop not only encourages that level of work, but now allows for good record keeping along with the data through our Metadata editor."

About Blue Marble Geographics: Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, ME is a leading developer and provider of software products and services for highly accurate geospatial data conversion solutions. Blue Marble is known for their coordinate conversion expertise and is the developer of The Geographic Calculator and GeoCalc SDK. The company has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 18 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.

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