November 2, 2007

Blue Marble to demonstrate new ArcGIS extension for Geographic Calculator 7.0 at NEARC Conference in Burlington, VT

Gardiner, Maine — November 2, 2007 – Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Northeast Arc Users Group Conference (NEARC) in Burlington, VT on November 5th and 6th, 2007. Visit Blue Marble at Booth 9 for a free pre-release demonstration of Geographic Calculator v7.0, a major version upgrade of the Geographic Calculator that features a new Arc Extension, enabling users to access Blue Marble features directly from the ESRI interface. This exciting data conversion software can enable geospatial data management across an entire organization. Blue Marble’s coordinate conversion technology is used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government and military organizations.

Some of the additional new features Geographic Calculator 7.0 contains are:

  • Administrative tools for quality assurance, enabling “lock-down” of a particular data source which secures true definitions and avoids data corruption
  • Direct connection to the new OGP WRS Registry Dataset which is used as a standard for the Oil & Gas Exploration industry
  • Provide administrators with the ability to select a specific datum transformation method when converting coordinates between two coordinate systems (doesn’t have to be WGS84)

Geographic Calculator utilizes GeoCalc.XML, the largest and most comprehensive data source available. The Blue Marble flagship tool, Geographic Calculator v7.0 will be the most comprehensive upgrade to the Calculator in 14 years. The main features included in this version were a result of an aggressive product development campaign that was very much customer-driven. Blue Marble’s product development team designed the new software from direct feedback provided by qualified geodetic scientists that use the software on a frequent basis.

“Blue Marble is committed to extending our capabilities to the ESRI product line,” stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. “Geospatial data management with ArcGIS can be greatly enhanced using the Calculator plug in through extending the Arc coordinate datasource, using Blue Marble interfaces, and the flexible geodetic object controls found in Calculator.”

Geographic Calculator 7.0 can now be licensed in line with your organizational needs. Single user, USB Dongles and/or Local or Wide Area Network Licenses are available. Contact Blue Marble today 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 has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for 14 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Learn more at

Contact Information:

Kris Berglund

Blue Marble Geographics

Gardiner, ME, USA

800-616-2725 / 207-582-6747

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