December 16, 2003

Blue Marble Expands Australian Coordinate System Support!

Gardiner, ME – Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce new version releases of Geographic Calculator 6.0 and Geographic Transformer 5.0 with a special focus on the Australian and New Zealand mapping community. At Blue Marble we pride ourselves on listening to the needs of our customers, no matter where in the world they may be working. New geodetic definitions now include:

  • AusGEOID 1998 model

  • GEOID 1999 model

  • Eckert IV and VI world projections

  • Australian Geodetic Datum 1966 (AGD66 to GDA94 using NTv2)

  • Australian Geodetic Datum 1984 (AGD84 to GDA94 using NTv2)

  • Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94)

  • New Zealand Geodetic Datum 1949 (NZGD49 to NZGD00)

  • New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000

    The Geographic Calculator, the world’s leading coordinate conversion application, also now has new support for custom local coordinate systems using a polynomial Best-Fit method that links a local system to a geodetic coordinate system. The Geographic Transformer, a leading image reprojection tool, now supports full read/write for both ECW and JPEG 2000 file formats. Version 5.0 also improves on the batch transformation capabilities of 4.6, automating steps in the process for a true batch transformation. We also have enhanced Mr SID read capabilities among other great new features. Both applications have been updated for a new XP look and feel. Existing users are entitled to special upgrade pricing and may contact us for details.

    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 currently serves over 120,000 customers in over 100 countries. Learn more at

    Contact Information:
    Patrick Cunningham
    Blue Marble Geographics
    Gardiner, ME. USA 800-616-2725

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