July 9, 2004

Geographic Calculator 6.1 Now Available featuring the Iraq Zone System!

Gardiner, Maine — Blue Marble Geographics
(www.bluemarblegeo.com) announces the release of a new version of the world’s most recognized coordinate conversion software, the Geographic Calculator 6.1. Blue Marble has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 11 years. The calculator is used world wide by thousands of basic to advanced GIS analysts at universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, and military organizations.

“This release features updates and improvements that are part of our on-going management and maintenance of the Calculator,” said Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. “It is part of our never-ending commitment to our customers to use our team of geodesy experts to constantly test and improve all of our products. Reliability and breadth of coverage is extremely important in what we do, and we take it very seriously.”

The Geographic Calculator is the defacto standard for coordinate conversion software in today’s GIS industry. This new version introduces the Iraq Zone coordinate system as well as new support for the Japanese Grid 2000, and the Madagascar RSO Grid. The GEOID03 Model for vertical datum transformations has been added as well as other horizontal datums including JGD2000, FD59 Datum (Final Datum 1958). This update also introduces the Laborde Projection to the Geographic Calculator. Functional enhancements include new Rhumb line forward and inverse calculations, Orthometric Height Scale and improved AutoCAD output for point databases. Point Database windows can now be resized to make working with map files easier. Maine Coordinate System 2000 has also been added.

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 currently serves over 140,000 customers in over 120 countries. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com

Contact Information:
Blue Marble Sales
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME. USA
sales@bluemarblegeo.com/ 800-616-2725

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