Hallowell, Maine, July 22, 2014—Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of the Geographic Calculator 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This interim release features new job functions including the Area Calculation Tool and the Line Intersection Tool, as well as improved text rendering on Land Survey Summary jobs. Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations.
The Geographic Calculator is “The Global Coordinate Transformation tool” and is available in 32 or 64 bit versions. This highly accurate transformation software includes tools such as Canadian DLS (Dominion Land Survey) Land Grid tools, Seismic Survey Conversion tools, Area of Use tools for guiding users, and much more. The Geographic Calculator supports a wide range of file formats with support from the largest geodetic parameter database available anywhere.
Version 2014 SP1 features a newly created job function for the Area Calculation Tool. Formerly found on the Window menu as a popup tool, Area Calculation can now be executed directly as a full job and saved in workspaces. The Area Calculation Tool allows users to calculate area based on arbitrary boundary definitions. Users enter any number of coordinate points to describe a polygon, and can adjust the methods used for defining segments between the points. Additionally a new option has been added to load coordinates using XLS data sheets, as well as other existing file formats. The points may be defined in either Geodetic or Projected coordinates, and the calculation can be exported out to a number of vector file formats.
This release also features a newly created job function for the Line Intersection Tool. This tool is used to determine the point of intersection between two lines. The points may be defined in either Geodetic or Projected coordinates. The Line Intersection Tool can now be executed directly as a full job. These tools enable users to streamline their workflow and share jobs, projects, and workspaces with other users in different locations.
Additionally, version 2014 SP1 features enhancements to Land Survey Summary Jobs. This job enables users needing to work with surveying data within the borders of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Loaded datasets of Dominion Land Survey coordinates can then be processed generating a complement of geodesic and projected information about each point in the list. A summary of the results will then be available for preview and printing. The Land Survey Summary job functionality has had many improvements since its creation. This release includes improved text rendering for a preview of the job results. Other changes made with this release include an improved installation process for Windows 8.1 machines, as well as the official introduction of Windows 8.1 support, and many other improvements.
For a complete list of new features and enhancements or to download the Geographic Calculator today, visit www.bluemarblegeo.com.
About Blue Marble Geographics
Blue Marble Geographics of Hallowell, Maine is a leading developer and provider of software products and services for highly accurate geospatial data conversion solutions. Blue Marble is known for their coordinate conversion and file format expertise and is the developer of The Geographic Calculator, GeoCalc SDK, Global Mapper, LiDAR Module for Global Mapper, Global Energy Mapper, and Global Mapper SDK. The company has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over twenty years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.