April 14, 2008

Blue Marble to Speak at New England Surveyors Society Conference

Gardiner, Maine — April 14, 2008 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that they will be presenting a technical seminar on Geodesy at the New England Surveyors Society (NESS) Conference in Worcester, MA on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 10:15 a.m. 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.

This one and a half-hour seminar will familiarize attendees with the fundamental concepts of geodesy. When accuracy is essential, the basics matter. There will be a discussion on concepts of geodesy and mapping as applied to geodetic definition and transformation. Some topics covered will include horizontal and vertical datums, methods of transformation between datums and their consequences, and details of various map projections. We will examine how all the pieces add up and why every step is important.

About NESS: The Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS) is hosting the New England Surveying Societies (NESS) Conference being held April 17-19, 2008. The conference will consist of three days of seminars, panel discussions, and vendor displays. The primary goal of the conference is to begin the communication between the New England surveying societies concerning the problems that the members of the surveying profession encounter every day.

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 www.bluemarblegeo.com.

Contact Information:

Kris Berglund
Blue Marble Geographics

Gardiner, ME, USA


800-616-2725 / 207-582-6747

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