March 7, 2008

Blue Marble to Exhibit at ESRI Business Partner Conference

Gardiner, Maine — March 7, 2008 – Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the ESRI Business Partner Conference in Palm Springs, CA on Sunday, March 16th. Come and visit booth 214 to learn why 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.

Blue Marble recently released Geographic Calculator v7.0, a major version upgrade that features a new ArcGIS Extension, enabling users to access Blue Marble features directly in ESRI’s ArcGIS software. This exciting new feature of the Geographic Calculator extends the power of ArcGIS as a geodetic definition and geospatial management interface.

The new ArcGIS Extension allows users to work with the Geographic Calculator directly in ArcGIS. Some of the main features of this extension include:

  • The ability to switch between geodetic definitions found in the Blue Marble GeoCalc XML data source and other existing geodetic definitions contained in ArcGIS
  • Define and generate a custom PRJ using the Blue Marble coordinate system dialogues
  • Compare data conversion results from ArcGIS projects in the Geographic Calculator
  • Convert a point layer in the Geographic Calculator and add it as layer in ArcGIS

Use Blue Marble’s Administrative conversion rules to define acceptable geodetic conversion routines and apply them for your ArcGIS users. These tools will ensure that your GIS users are using the most accurate methods for creating and manipulating geospatial data.

“We are extremely pleased by the response of Geographic Calculator users in regard to the ArcGIS extensions,” stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. “The workflow for geospatial data manipulation has really been improved by this partnership and we are excited to bring new and more powerful tools to the ArcGIS environment in the future.”

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 15 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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