Gardiner, Maine - September 9, 2005 - Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that GeoMapServer, the COTS version of the award-winning BeyondGeo Internet Mapping technology, has been enhanced with an automatic web publishing tool. 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 is a robust, powerful and flexible toolkit for creating, customizing and publishing interactive maps on public and private websites. The automatic web-publishing tool now makes the product even easier to use. Simply create your map with the GeoMapServer map composer and save it off as an xml file. When the map is ready to be published simply use the "publish to web" tool and the map will be automatically published to the mapserver. GeoMapServer contains a web mapping server, a Map Composer 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.
"This tool is just one of many features and tools we will be adding to GeoMapServer on an on-going basis," 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 at a fraction of the cost of equivalent tools!"
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.