Gardiner, Maine — June 24th, 2005 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of an off-the-shelf version of their award winning BeyondGeo Internet Mapping technology. Known affectionately as BeyondGeo-In-A-Box, The Blue Marble GeoMapServer is a complete re-write of the BeyondGeo MapServer that has been developed according to the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) specification, and is scalable and cost effective. Blue Marble is known world-wide for their geographic software tools and in particular their coordinate conversion technology and expertise.
Blue Marble has completely re-written their mapserver technology to be more robust and flexible. GeoMapServer contains a web mapping server, a map creation and display tool, and a customizable web interface for on-line display of maps. The product is available for both internal and external or revenue generating projects through a flexible pricing model. This product will also shortly be leveraged as the new BeyondGeo IMS Service as currently hosted by Blue Marble today.
“The great thing about GeoMapServer is its scalability,” stated Blue Marble’s President Patrick Cunningham. “If you’re looking to create cutting edge Internet mapping this is the product for you. Its open architecture will encourage users to develop new applications on top of the mapserver and we are all for that!”
Blue Marble is intent on offering key mapping technology at affordable prices. GeoMapServer is available at a fraction of the cost of some of the more well known IMS products, while still delivering all of the key features that are found in other Internet MapServers. Furthermore, Blue Marble’s standard license model allows for flexible, affordable pricing for those companies looking to create a new product or service using GeoMapServer.
Blue Marble has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 11 years. Their technology is embedded in hundreds of GIS applications currently used by military, oil exploration, civil engineering, surveying, technology and corporate GIS systems. BeyondGeo is a simple and complete Internet map service that enables businesses and organizations to easily and cost-effectively publish interactive, database-driven maps on their web site. GeoMapServer is the off-the-shelf version of that software. Blue Marble currently serves over 130,000 customers in over 150 countries.