February 3, 2006

Blue Marble Releases Flex LM-Based Network and Floating Licenses for the Geographic Translator

Gardiner, Maine — February 3, 2006 – Map file conversion for the map file formats that matter. Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) announces the release of their new Geographic Map File Translator Version 3.0 with Flex LM-based licensing. The full major update to their vector map file translation software is now available for purchase and download.

Blue Marble, known for their coordinate conversion technology, is also the creator of industry leading map display, image reprojection, georeferencing, 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.

“Flex LM licensing will offer our customers greater autonomy in managing their Geographic Translator licenses,” remarked Kris Berglund, Blue Marble Director of Sales. “We are pleased to offer additional options to make this software not only easy to use, but easy to manage. We adopted the Flex LM method, as it offers more versatility by allowing users to check-out licenses from a shared network installation.”

The Translator has the latest support for ESRI Shapefiles, MapInfo TAB and MIF, AutoDesk DWG and DXF through v2006, Microstation DGN, and import of ESRI .e00 format. The Translator also supports all of the latest updates included in the newest GeoCalc libraries featuring Well Known Text support, .PRJ file support, full EPSG database support, and creation of custom coordinate systems. If your map file has a custom coordinate system with it, the Translator can handle it. The coordinate system data source is also organized into a new geography-based order that makes it easier to work with for novice users. There is no better coordinate conversion technology available for map file translation then found in the Geographic Translator.

The map file viewer window is also improved to include a full set of standard map viewing tools. The new map file viewer also supports raster formats so you can check your data against your DOQQ image libraries. Blue Marble has also improved the batch translation capabilities to allow for different coordinate systems for different files with in the batch or grouping of files based on coordinate system selection, as well as translating files in different coordinate systems to the same coordinate system output.

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 12 years and currently serves over 150,000 customers in over 130 countries. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com

Contact Information:

Blue Marble Geographics

Gardiner, ME, USA


800-616-2725 / 207-582-6747
Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com and at www.BeyondGeo.com

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