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07/24/2000

Geographic Calculator 5.0 Now Available!

Blue Marble Geographics announces the release of Geographic Calculator version 5.0. A number of significant enhancements have been incorporated into the latest release of this leading coordinate conversion software. Vertical datum support, true batch processing and an expanded parameter database top the long list of features destined to take this product to next level.

"For far too long, individuals and organizations have spent way too much money and time resolving coordinate system, projection and datum transformation issues. Why frustrate yourself with the limitations of confusing GIS conversion tools? Coordinate Conversion should be intelligent - we're all not geodesy experts," said Jeff Cole, Blue Marble President.

Cole goes on to say, "Version 5.0 is the most intelligent tool we've created to date. With this release, we have sought to make coordinate conversion as simple and cost effective as possible. Simplicity, intelligence and value have historically been the hallmark of this product. For these reasons, the Geographic Calculator has become the definitive application of its type within our community of over 100,000 customers in 60 countries worldwide.";

The Geographic Calculator community includes large companies like Nokia, AT&T, BP Amoco, Qualcomm, Boeing, Lucent Technologies, Cable and Wireless, Ericsson, Westinghouse, Sony, Landmark Graphics, Schlumberger, and many other market and industry leaders. Equally important to Blue Marble are the smaller organizations and individuals that have adopted their smart and simple solutions as a means of solving compelling problems.

Blue Marble's commitment to providing their customers with sophisticated software and unparalleled customer service has certainly helped attract such a diverse customer base. Paddy Halton, of True North Surveys, Ireland commented, "I have found the Calculator to be a very open, flexible and easy to use application. The range of conversion options is very comprehensive, and the support from Blue Marble Geographics is exceptional - at all levels.";

A thoroughly tested application with proven results was reason enough for several major corporations to adopt the Geographic Calculator as the standard for in-house conversions. Bill Pelzmann, of BP Amoco stated, "The software has exceeded all of our expectations regarding ease of use, intelligence and accuracy. The Calculator has surpassed conversion standards found with alternative applications, and has proven to interact well with additional software applications.";

The Geographic Calculator 5.0 is available with several licensing options. For more detailed product information, or to purchase or evaluate this software, please visit Blue Marble on the World Wide Web: Geographic Calculator.