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04/04/2005

Blue Marble Announces the Release of the Transformer Extension for MapInfo Professional at MapWorld 2005

Gardiner, Maine - April 4, 2005 - Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Transformer 5.1 Extension for MapInfo Professional. Live demonstrations at MapWorld 2005 will be available. Blue Marble exhibitors will be on hand at MapWorld on Thursday April 7th to answer questions and present the Transformer Extension for MapInfo. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one private demonstration, contact Blue Marble directly!

The Geographic Transformer allows users to easily establish an "image-to-world" relationship between image and map coordinates and reproject an image into a georeferenced image map. The Transformer is perfect for handling a variety of image data sources including scanned paper maps, aerial photos, and satellite imagery and is used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts of all skill levels at universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, and military organizations.

This extension allows MapInfo Professional users the reliability, accuracy and power of the Transformer's geo-referencing and reprojection capabilities right inside their MapInfo workspace, making image manipulation quick and convenient. The Transformer's advanced reprojection capabilities optimize MapInfo's existing image referencing functionality and allow for extremely accurate results. This process is essential for working with raster data where accuracy is critical. Projects focused on asset tracking and management, 911 or homeland security, military and government, retail market analysis and risk management all benefit from advanced accuracy. "We are very excited about this release," stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. "The Transformer is a great fit for MapInfo Professional, and Blue Marble is pleased to offer a special extension to all MapInfo users."

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 11 years and currently serves over 130,000 customers in more than 120 countries. Learn more at http://www.bluemarblegeo.com/

Contact Information:
Kris Berglund
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME, USA
kb@bluemarblegeo.com / 800-616-2725