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December 16, 2015
Geographic Calculator 2016 Now Available with Significant Upgrades in Design and Performance

Hallowell, Maine – December 15, 2015 — Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of the Geographic Calculator 2016. This major upgrade to the industry’s preeminent geodetic toolkit offers a redesigned and intuitive interface tailored to optimize workflow and improve productivity. Noteworthy new functionality includes an all-new Start Page providing easy access to all aspects of the software; a reorganized point database conversion function with a unique interface for each variation of the calculation; and improved memory usage for displaying and processing large point databases.

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.

For over two decades, the Geographic Calculator has been widely acclaimed as the foremost tool for addressing and solving the most complex and demanding geodetic challenges. As the industry leader, this powerful application has become an essential part of the data management toolkit for businesses, organizations, and government departments where spatial data must be accurate and consistent. The Geographic Calculator is used to quickly and efficiently convert, reproject, and transform all forms of spatial data and includes the largest database of geodetic parameters available anywhere. The 2016 release includes improvements throughout all aspects of the software.

The new consolidated Start Page provides an interface for displaying clear and concise explanations for each type of calculation and serves as a launching pad for easy access to the various workflows or jobs. An ideal introduction to the software for new users, the Start Page provides a perfect platform for efficiently navigating the various components of the software encouraging efficiency and productivity. Based on the type of data loaded, the software will now offer a list of the most appropriate calculation operations.

Reorganized menus and updated toolbar buttons have been implemented to facilitate more efficient data processing. The Point Database Conversion job has been split into five logical components: Conversion; Forward/Inverse Calculation; Scale and Translate; Best Fit; and Derive Datum Shift. This simplified approach provides a unique and intuitive interface for each type of calculation.

“The Geographic Calculator continues to lead the way in solving geodetic challenges,” stated Blue Marble’s President, Patrick Cunningham.  “The impetus behind the redesign of the 2016 release has been to address accessibility and ease-of-use. The job guide is a great tool for new and experienced users alike, providing helpful tools for better and more accurate data conversions.”

Additional new features of the Geographic Calculator 2016 include the incorporation of the EPSG version 8.8 into the datasource to ensure the most up-to-date and accurate conversion and transformation results. Point Database handling has been upgraded with improved memory usage allowing larger databases to be displayed. The 2016 release also offers an option to convert multiple columns and multiple coordinate systems in a single operation.

For a complete list of new features and enhancements or to download a trial copy of the Geographic Calculator 2016, visit: www.bluemarblegeo.com/products/geographic-calculator.php.

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