Geodetic Calculation & Transformation
Powerful coordinate conversion and datum transformation tools.
Over 12,000 coordinate system objects and methods are supported with basic pre-defined linear and angular units, ellipsoids, geodetic datums, datum transformations both horizontal and vertical, area-of-use polygons, and coordinate reference systems. Additionally, GeoCalc contains many more advanced geomatic tools such as vertical datums, grid shifts, time-dependent coordinate transformation models (including HTDP), VDatum, and the ability to generate custom best-fit transformations and custom coordinate objects of any type. GeoCalc is a geodetic toolbox that allows a software developer to embed advanced or basic coordinate transformations in their application. Blue Marble developer support is available to work closely with you to assist you in leveraging this powerful toolkit to maximum effect.
The GIGS Gold Compliant version of GeoCalc is based on the International Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) Geomatics Committee’s requirements outlined in the IOGP report 430-1.
Blue Marble has been a contributor to the Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software (GIGS) evaluation process since 2006 when its Geographic Calculator and GeoCalc software were selected to be used as a prototype for the development of GIGS. Blue Marble has provided feedback and testing for this process on an ongoing basis since and is pleased to reach the first step for completing this process with the certification of its GeoCalc software developer toolkit and underlying library for the Geographic Calculator. Blue Marble’s professional services team is available for certifying any geospatial software that provides coordinate transformation, whether through GeoCalc or some other means. Contact us today for more information on how we can help your software become GIGS certified, or if you would like to review our GIGS supporting documentation for GeoCalc.
GeoCalc is equipped with powerful Geoid Model or Vertical Datum support, including support for NOAA’s VDatum systems. The tool supports nearly eighty geoid definitions, including US, Australian, European, Canadian, Worldwide, and many other location-specific models. Additionally, GeoCalc supports the ability to create custom vertical transformation grid formats giving your users the ability to make their own geoid models. GeoCalc also includes local offset height models for vertical transformations to give users the ability to create custom offsets from geoid definitions. These tools make GeoCalc a uniquely powerful LiDAR processing toolkit enabling highly accurate, true 3-D data transformation support.
GeoCalc is fundamentally a coordinate transformation library, converting coordinates on a point-by-point or database basis as you issue GeoCalc function calls. We have included several useful common coordinate system dialogs to accelerate your development!
Time-dependent transformations provide a means to adjust and predict coordinate shifts related to movements of the Earth’s surface over time. Horizontal Time-Dependent Positioning (HTDP) is one of several methods available through the GeoCalc Datasource. HTDP is a NOAA-NGS model.
The Alberta Township System (ATS) is a surveying system used in parts of Western Canada, including Alberta Province. It is a variation of the Dominion Land Survey (DLS). Included is support for Alberta Township System legacy grids, versions 2.1-2.6, 3.1. 3.2 NAD27, 3.2 NAD83, and version 4.1. Your GeoCalc enhanced application can convert between the ATS system and any of our many geodetic or projected coordinate systems.
Updated locking and signing features are available on the Datasource. Datasource dialogs allow you to move, rename and hide columns. View file classes make it much easier to create your own dialog or organize the standard GeoCalc dialogs. An updated change log allows for easy visualization of the Audit Trail tool.
Geographic Calculator Suite
A comprehensive suite of powerful coordinate conversion and datum transformation tools for geodetic professionals.