January 25, 2005

GeoCalc 6.0 for Windows, Linux, Mac and COM Now Available from Blue Marble Geographics!

Gardiner, Maine — January 25, 2005 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) announces the release of cross platform versions of the world’s most recognized coordinate conversion libraries, GeoCalc 6.0. This fully object-oriented version of Blue Marble’s coordinate conversion libraries was created to meet the needs of cutting-edge Windows programmers. 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, and military organizations.

GeoCalc 6.0 was actually first released on a .NET platform in August of 2004. Blue Marble today is rolling out cross platform versions of those libraries. As an object-oriented component, GeoCalc 6.0 relies upon an XML data source, contains complete EPSG support (European Petroleum Survey Group) and provides support for WKT (well-known text) definitions per the Open GIS Consortium specifications. This product will support all previous GeoCalc coordinate system classifications, and will support any other coordinate system library definitions. Simply add a new issuer ID, attach codes to fully-defined coordinate systems and those definitions can be translated into our libraries. Now your old definitions will work in the latest development environments and across multiple platforms if you so choose.

"We are excited to continue to provide the best coordinate system technology available today,” stated Kris Berglund, Director of Sales and Marketing for Blue Marble. "We look forward to serving Linux and Mac developers and can’t wait to roll out these new platforms for our other libraries.”

GeoCalc deployment is not restricted by a software license control, you can embed the library into your application for “on-the-fly” conversion, transparent to the end user! Our flexible license model allows for unlimited distribution, contact Blue Marble for available options!

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 11 years and currently serves over 130,000 customers in over 120 countries. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com


Contact Information:

Kris Berglund

Blue Marble Geographics

Gardiner, ME, USA

kb@bluemarblegeo.com / 800-616-2725

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