Blue Marble Geographics announced the release of a new version of their premiere map display library GeoObjects. Blue Marble, known for their coordinate conversion technology, is also the creator of map display, image reprojection, referencing, GPS tracking, and internet mapping technology.
GeoObjects 4.0 is a high-performance, 32-bit COM control for spatial data access, display, and analysis. The design of the control allows a developer to quickly create high-end GIS applications on any Windows platform. It has the ability to display and interact with most industry standard vector and raster file formats. GeoObjects is also the core engine behind Blue Marble Geographics’ Internet mapping service BeyondGeo: www.beyondgeo.com and it’s GOIMS Internet mapping server.
GeoObjects 4.0 features new support for Oracle database connectivity specifically for Spatial Data Object (SDO) geometry types. There is a brand new GeoConvert object that allows for map file translation supported map file formats such as MIF, TAB, DWG, DXF, and SHP. Support for Well Known Text (WKT) Coordinate Reference System definition is also being introduced for the first time in GeoObjects. Overlay layers can now be written out as a map file similar to our GeoView Developer Tool Kit. Users can define their own object types as well as datum shifts. AutoCAD 2004-2005, Microstation DGN, and MapInfo MIF file support are also introduced in this version.