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08/26/2005

Blue Marble's GeoMapServer is OGC Compliant will work with ESRI or MapInfo GIS Desktops!

Gardiner, Maine - August 26th, 2005 - Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that GeoMapServer, its off-the-shelf version of the award winning BeyondGeo Internet Mapping technology, is now fully OGC compliant. GeoMapServer is a complete re-write of the BeyondGeo MapServer that has been developed according to the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) specification, and is scalable and cost effective. Blue Marble is known worldwide for their geographic software tools and in particular, coordinate conversion technology.

GeoMapServer has been officially certified with the OGC's Open GIS Web Map Service 1.1.1. Being fully OpenGIS compliant allows GIS users to share and reuse data, improve the quality of information, and reduce the need to rely on one vendor. As a software vendor that creates tools known for complementing other mapping tools, this certification is a natural fit for Blue Marble. Implementation of this spec allows GeoMapServer to work with any OGC compliant GIS. So users of standard GIS desktops can readily accesses data served to the Internet via GeoMapServer.

GeoMapServer is a robust, powerful and flexible toolkit for creating, customizing and publishing interactive maps on public and private websites. GeoMapServer contains a web mapping server, a mapcomposer application, and a customizable web interface for on-line display of maps. The product is available for both internal and external or revenue generating projects through a flexible pricing model and open architecture.

"For us reputation is everything, so working with a standards organization that can assist companies and users with wide ranging interoperability in serving and using GIS data is very important," stated Blue Marble's President, Patrick Cunningham. "We are excited to show our customers and the industry how easy it is to get into powerful Internet mapping with a product like GeoMapServer!" To further that ease of entry, Blue Marble is intent on offering key mapping technology at affordable prices. GeoMapServer is available at a fraction of the cost of some of the more well known IMS products, while still delivering all of the key features that are found in other Internet MapServers. Furthermore, Blue Marble's standard license model allows for flexible, affordable pricing for those companies looking to create a new product or service using GeoMapServer.

Blue Marble has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 12 years. Their technology is embedded in hundreds of GIS applications currently used by military, oil exploration, civil engineering, surveying, technology and corporate GIS systems. BeyondGeo is a simple and complete Internet map service that enables businesses and organizations to easily and cost-effectively publish interactive, database-driven maps on their web site. GeoMapServer is the off-the-shelf version of that software. Blue Marble currently serves over 120,000 customers in over 130 countries.

Contact Information:
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME, USA
info@bluemarblegeo.com
800-616-2725/207-582-6747
Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com and at www.BeyondGeo.com


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