November 8, 2004

Blue Marble Announces a Major Upgrade to GeoObjects® Featuring New Oracle Spatial Support!

Gardiner, Maine — Blue Marble Geographics ( announces the release of a new version of their premiere map display library GeoObjects®. Blue Marble, known for their coordinate conversion technology, is also the creator of industry leading map display, image reprojection, referencing, gps tracking, and internet mapping technology. Their technology is used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, and military organizations.

“Our development of GeoObjects is focused on adding the latest map display capabilities for our customers,” said Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. “Admittedly, it is a bit self serving because we use GeoObjects in so many of our own products and projects. Consider it extended in-house testing. Oracle spatial support, the latest file format support, and the latest map file translation support are just a few of the key features we’ve added as a result of direct customer feedback.”

GeoObjects® 4.0 is a high-performance, 32-bit COM control for spatial data access, display, and analysis. The design of the control allows a developer to quickly create high-end GIS applications on any Windows platform. Its ability to display and interact with most industry standard vector and raster file formats makes GeoObjects® a must have for any GIS or software developer. GeoObjects® is also the core engine behind Blue Marble Geographics’ Internet mapping service BeyondGeo: and it’s GOIMS Internet mapping server.

GeoObjects® 4.0 features new support for Oracle database connectivity specifically for Spatial Data Object (SDO) geometry types. There is a brand new GeoConvert object that allows for map file translation supported map file formats such as MIF, TAB, DWG, DXF, and SHP. Support for Well Known Text (WKT) Coordinate Reference System definition is also being introduced for the first time in GeoObjects®. Overlay layers can now be written out as a map file similar to our GeoView Developer Tool Kit. Users can define their own object types as well as datum shifts. AutoCAD 2004-2005, Microstation DGN, and MapInfo MIF file support are also introduced in this version. GeoObjects® deployment is not restricted with a software license control; you can embed the OCX into your application for “on-the-fly” conversion, transparent to the end user! Our flexible license model allows for unlimited distribution, contact Blue Marble for available options!

About Blue Marble Geographics: Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine is a leading developer and provider of geographic software products that provide sensible solutions for users and developers of geographic data. Blue Marble has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 11 years and currently serves over 130,000 customers in over 120 countries. Learn more at

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Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME, USA 800-616-2725

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