Blue Marble to demo ArcGIS extensions at the 27th Annual ESRI International User Conference

Gardiner, Maine – June 15, 2007 – Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the 27th Annual ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, CA from Tuesday, June 19th through Thursday, June 21st. 

Come and visit booth 1503 to learn why 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, government and military organizations.

 Blue Marble is focused on extending ESRI products to enhance their geodetic definition, manipulation, and coordinate conversion capabilities.  The Geographic Calculator in particular allows 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 plans to demonstrate new extensions to ArcGIS that give users the powerful tools of the Geographic Calculator within the ArcGIS Desktop.  With this additional capability, Blue Marble will introduce new tools that give administrators the ability to define coordinate transformation jobs based on certain approved parameters.  This allows for more control over geodetic data manipulation, reducing errors, time to market, and overhead costs from lost productivity.  Blue Marble will also be discussing their new offerings focused on ArcWeb Services and applied geodesy training.

 “We are extremely excited to introduce these new tools to ESRI users,” stated Patrick Cunningham President of Blue Marble Geographics.  “Our expertise in geodetics and coordinate transformation software and services is an excellent complement to ESRI’s product line.”

 On Tuesday, June 19th, 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 8:30AM – 9:45AM in Room 30 C.

 Founded in 1969, ESRI ( is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI’s comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.

 ESRI, ArcGIS, ArcWeb Services and are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of ESRI in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

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 nearly 15 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Learn more at



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