June 11, 2007

Blue Marble Geographics to Demonstrate Coordinate Conversion Technology

Gardiner, Maine - Blue Marble Geographics will be exhibiting its coordinate conversion technology used worldwide by GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government, and military organizations at the 2007 ESRI Survey & Engineering GIS Summit in San Diego, Calif., June 16 through June 17. 
The Geographic Calculator offers users the flexibility and power necessary to manipulate coordinate map data on many levels, whether it be defining a custom system, point-to-point conversion for comparison tests, or batch transformation. Blue Marble will also be discussing new offerings focused on ArcWeb Services and applied geodesy training. 
On Sunday, June 17, Patrick Cunningham and Victor Minor, director of development, will be giving a talk entitled “Geodesy and GIS,” an introduction to geodesy for the practicing GIS professional. The presentation will cover the basic concepts of geodesy, as well as mapping and applying those fundamentals to day-to-day GIS work. Topics will include horizontal and vertical datums, methods of transformation between datums and their consequences, and the nuts and bolts of various map projections. They will examine how all the pieces add up and why every step is important. The talk will be held from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 29D.