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04/16/2019

Blue Marble's Global Mapper Mobile App Now Available through the NGA IGAPP Store

Hallowell, Maine - April 16, 2019 ï¿˝ Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that its innovative mobile mapping application, Global Mapper Mobile, is now available to U.S. government agencies through the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). Administered by the NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), the mission of IGAPP is to streamline the deployment of commercial mobile apps to government personnel by bridging the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional businesses.

Blue Marble's GIS software is used by hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers throughout the world who need affordable, user-friendly, yet powerful GIS solutions. Users come from a wide range of industries including software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as government departments and academic institutions.

Available on both iOS and Android platforms, Global Mapper Mobile enables remote access to mission-critical geospatial datasets in an easy-to-use application. Used in conjunction with the desktop version of the software, Global Mapper Mobile supports hundreds of GIS data formats - both raster and vector - and offers simple, form-based field data collection and geotagged photo capture.

To address the specific needs of the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) community, the IGAPP version of Global Mapper Mobile includes streaming access to online data services and the ability to store downloaded tiles for remote offline use.

"IGAPP provides mission-relevant, cyber secure mobile apps to warfighters, aviators, mariners and first-responders," according to John Holcomb, IGAPP Program Manager at Engility, the NGS's broker for putting commercial applications into the GEOINT App Store. "The program provides commercial vendors with a rapid, cost effective, path to sell their products. We are thrilled to add Global Mapper Mobile to the store and look forward to getting it into the hands of DoD users."

"Over the years, the GEOINT community has strongly supported our products and has provided valuable feedback that has helped ensure the functionality of our software is addressing the needs of geo-intelligence," stated Patrick Cunningham, Blue Marble President. "We are delighted that Global Mapper Mobile is now available through IGAPP and that more and more field personnel now have easy access to this valuable app."

For more information on IGAPP, visit https://igapp.com/

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About Blue Marble Geographics: Since the early 1990s, Blue Marble Geographics has been a pioneer in the development of powerful and innovative geospatial software. Widely regarded for its expertise in coordinate conversion and file format support, Blue Marbleï¿˝s products include Geographic Calculator, the paradigm for highly accurate spatial data conversion and advanced projection management; Global Mapper, a fully-functional and affordable GIS application; and the Global Mapper LiDAR Module, a suite of powerful point cloud processing tools.

Contact Information:
David McKittrick
Blue Marble Geographics
Hallowell, ME, USA
davidm@bluemarblegeo.com
800-616-2725
+1(207) 622-4622