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Geographic Calculator is the Global Coordinate Transformation tool for any coordinate or geomatic challenge.

Geographic Calculator 2016 Overview

A powerful geodetic application with particular strength in survey, seismic and energy exploration, The Geographic Calculator is available in Windows 32-bit or 64-bit versions. In addition to point to point, a spreadsheet interface, and file conversion, this highly accurate transformation software includes many specialized tools such as Canadian DLS (Dominion Land Survey) Land Grid tools, Seismic Survey Conversion tools, Area of Use tools for guiding users, HTDP, Geoid Creation tools, and much more. The Geographic Calculator supports a wide range of file formats with support from the largest geodetic parameter database available anywhere. When transformations have to be correct, consistent and certifiable, GIS professionals around the world choose the Geographic Calculator.

Geographic Calculator
Geographic Calculator

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Land Survey Summary
Land Survey Summary

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Datum Shift Map
Datum Shift Map

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The tool provides a single platform for highly accurate coordinate transformation of virtually any type of geospatial data and includes features such as:

  • Support for reading and writing Coordinate Systems and Transformations to and from Petrel™ CTL files
  • Access to the new GeoCalc Geodetic Registry, a cloud-based hosted library of geodetic parameters
  • Support for Windows 10 machines and improved installation process
  • XML-based geodetic parameter library
  • Project Manager for data processing, jobs, and workflow management
  • Start Page offering a user-friendly introduction to the key features and functions
  • Administrative Tools to customize the datasource and restrict editing access
  • Unmatched Geoid or Vertical Datum support, including VDatum support
  • Powerful Survey Seismic format support
  • Raster Geo-referencing, Reprojecting, and Vector File Translation Tools
  • The ability to customize and send all or part of your GeoCalc datasource to Global Mapper
  • Esri Extension and powerful CAD support

Redesigned to Improve Efficiency

The 2016 version introduces a completely redesigned interface to streamline workflow and to provide easy access to the important components of the application.

The all-in-one interface of the Geographic Calculator enables users to complete a number of geodetic and geospatial transformation functions on various types of data in the same interface with unmatched accuracy and accountability. The enterprise collaboration tools such as workspaces and network folders enable consistency and repeatability of highly accurate data translation across your organization.

For new users, a consolidated Start Page provides clear and concise explanations for each type of calculation and serves as a launching pad for easy access to the various jobs. Reorganized menus and updated toolbar buttons have been implemented to facilitate efficient data processing. The Point Database Conversion job has been split into five logical components: Conversion; Forward/Inverse Calculation; Scale and Translate; Best Fit; and Derive Datum Shift. This simplified approach provides a unique and intuitive interface for each type of calculation. The 2016 Service Pack 2 release introduces support for reading and writing coordinate systems from Petrel™ coordinate databases as well as offering access to the new GeoCalc Geodetic Registry, which provides streamlined database updates throughout the year. For more details on new features visit our latest changes page.

Blue Marble Desktop

Since 1993, The Geographic Calculator has been the coordinate conversion tool of choice for GIS and survey professionals around the world. The Geographic Calculator quickly grew in popularity over that first decade and has maintained its reputation as the best coordinate conversion solution on the market. The Geographic Calculator has come a long way since then with many improvements over the years. In 2004, the underlying GeoCalc library was re-written and in 2007 a new version was released as the Blue Marble Desktop.

2013 saw a rebranding of the Blue Marble Desktop to the Geographic Calculator. Blue Marble incorporated all of the functionality of the desktop including the Geographic Transformer, Translator and Spatial Connect products into the Geographic Calculator. This did away with the confusing versioning and introduced an easier-to-follow annual naming convention with one or two service pack updates between releases.