Maine, USA, 4 August 2006: Blue Marble Geographics has announced an update to their Geographic Calculator software application aimed at improving GIS data management efficiency. The Geographic Calculator is known for its easy-to-use interface that allows the user to perform simple coordinate transformations while at the same time allowing for very elaborate in-depth conversions.
This new release adds a number of great features, including FlexLM-based network licensing, which is important for large enterprises that need an easy to use, yet secure licensing model. Calculator 6.3 also features support for the Earth Geopotential Model of 1996 (EGM96), which has been known to cause problems when implemented incorrectly in other software.
Batch file processing now allows the user to convert points within multiple point data files for maximum efficiency. Other new definitions include OSTN02 and Molodensky-Badekas 10 parameter datum transformation methods. Calculator 6.3 now contains enhanced unit display settings, specifically for Packed DMS definitions (Packed DMS. and Packed DM.) with a new easy-to-use central implementation schema.
There are also new pre-defined text schemes for CSV, TSV, and SEG formats. Users can also save point database files as ESRI shape files. Many other features and enhancements have been added to this release as well.