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Special Features in Geographic Calculator

Start Page

The Geographic Calculator's Start Page is an interactive page from which information about job types and updates can be accessed. When a job type is selected from the list on the left, information about the selected job will appear in the Job Guide, clicking the 'Create Job' button will then start a the selected job. Jobs created from the Start Page will be added as new, active jobs behind the Start Page, and also be added to the list of jobs in the Project Manager. The Start Page also includes tips for using the various jobs along with a News Panel, which provides real-time information delivered directly form Blue Marble.

Start Page
Start Page

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GeoCalc Geodetic Registry

The GeoCalc Geodetic Registry is the online-based geodetic parameter repository for all Blue Marble Geographics' geodetic software. The online registry is a cloud-based version of the complete GeoCalc library; a resource and tool for surveyors, geodesists, and GIS analyst concerned with accurate and reliable coordinate reference system definitions as well as the most accurate coordinate transformations. The GeoCalc Geodetic Registry is regularly updated and always current with the International Association of Oil and Gas Providers' EPSG Geomatic Registry.

Project Manager

Use the Project Manager to organize your Calculator jobs in one easy place. Save your jobs and share with your colleagues! Breathe easy; the days of re-creating the same project again are over. Here's a list of jobs you can perform to accurately manipulate your geospatial data time and time again.

Project Manager
Project Manager

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Administrative Tools

The Administrative Tools can be used either in a Single User or Network User context. These tools allow an administrator to set rules that restrict or assist users of various skill levels and job responsibilities with making selections from, and edits to, the Geodetic Data Source (geodata.xml). The Administrative Settings would typically be set by a skilled user in a management role. The Administrative settings are all found under Options>Administrative Settings. Settings available to the Administrative user are:

  • Password Access - Workspaces can be locked down to use only the settings applied in the other areas of the Administrative Settings.

  • Datasource Filters - Filters can be applied to the geodetic datasource to hide certain entries in the datasource from users. This feature can be used to provide a streamlined experience for users, or to keep users from choosing systems or transformations deemed inappropriate by an administrative user. The Filtering options allow an administrative user to determine which Projections, Horizontal Transformations and Vertical Transformations are visible to users.

  • Custom "Areas of Use" - In addition to any Custom "Areas of Use" setup by users, there are also the standard "Area of Use" definitions contained within the datasource. Administrators can control whether both of these "Areas of Use" types are applied.

  • "Areas of Use" - Controls to determine whether "Areas of Use" should be applied during coordinate transformation and object selection.

  • Datasource Validation - The Geodetic Datasource file with in Calculator exists as an XML database file called geodata.xml. This file can be edited outside the dialog, but it is not recommended. To prevent this, the geodata.xml file contains a digital signature that uniquely identifies the contents of the entire XML file. If the geodetic datasource is edited outside of the dialog, the digital signature will not match. An administrator can choose to validate the datasource on startup and alert users if the signature does not match.

  • Locking the Workspace - The default workspace can be locked so that users cannot overwrite it.

  • Locking the Datasource - To set all the Administrative Settings in place

  • Locking Spatial Databases - By default, Spatial Databases are locked down so that the user may not overwrite existing tables. An administrator can change this setting if desired.

  • Locking Text Schemes - By default, the custom text schemes used in the Point Database job are unlocked. This means that all users can create and modify formatted text schemes. To modify this setting, the administrator will need to login and check the Lock text file schemes from editing option in the Administrative Settings dialog.

  • Null Datum Transformations - By default, the Geographic Calculator allows conversions with no datum transformation. When the user selects from the list of possible datum transformations, will be one of the options. If is selected, there will be no transformation applied, and the result may not be accurate. To prevent this, administrators can select "Do not allow null datum transformations" in the Administrative Settings.

  • Transformations that Affect Height - By default, Transformations with a vertical component will affect the outcome height or Z value. An administrator can change this setting if desired.

  • Disable "Via Intermediate" Category - By default if there is no direct transformation between two chosen coordinate systems Calculator will attempt to find transformations through an intermediate Coordinate system. An administrator can change this setting if desired.

  • Disable Manual Transformations - By Point Database Conversion jobs and Vector Data Conversion jobs allow the user to specify a manual transformation, instead of choosing a standard coordinate system conversion. An administrator can change this setting if desired.

  • Custom Polygons - Can now be added to the datasource for Area of Use Definitions.

Batch Transformation

We've been told by many of our customers that Geographic Calculator's processing speed and easy-to-use batch routines have saved many production hours, which is welcome news to any project manager. Try out the software for yourself and see how much time it will save you.

Batch Transformation
Batch Transformation

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Seismic Survey Conversion Tool

Access, maintain, and convert your SEG, SPS and UKOOA formatted ASCII files natively, who knew software could do that?

Seismic Survey Conversion
Seismic Survey Conversion

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SEGY

Now load and convert SEG Y files natively (Society of Exploration Geophysicists open standard) and save these projects for your colleagues to use.

Layer Splitting

Convert only the layers you need to in your multi-layered vector file.

Layer Splitting
Layer Splitting

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LiDAR

One of the fastest Windows applications for LiDAR processing around.

LiDAR Elevation Shader
LiDAR Elevation Shader

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DEM

Display and reproject your DEMs into the right coordinate systems.

DEM file in Viewer
DEM file in Viewer

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Best Fit

Create a fitted coordinate system definition to align your locally referenced data to a known coordinate reference system.

Best Fit
Best Fit

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Horizontal Time Dependent Positioning

For certain transformations, we now support the 4th dimension (date selection) as you can select the epoch relevant to your coordinate transformation.

Horizontal Time Dependent Positioning
Horizontal Time Dependent Positioning

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Georeference

Assign a relationship between your data and its location on the Earth by georeferencing points in your data to known control points on the ground, but beware to "Mind the Gap Between World and Map".

Georeference
Georeference

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Data Corral

Forgot where you saved your data? The Data Corral tool keeps all of the recently used data in one place, you can even save it into your project for future reference.

Data Corral
Data Corral

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