December 5, 2006 – Blue Marble Geographics has announced that ER Mapper recently licensed the GeoCalc 6.3 C++ software developer toolkit to enhance their coordinate system definition and conversion support. Blue Marble’s coordinate conversion technology is used by GIS analysts.
GeoCalc 6.3 is the commercially available coordinate system library, supporting geodetic parameter definition matches for all major GIS software and industry standard organizations. The tool is an object-oriented, cross platform software developer kit designed for complex coordinate system definition and conversion in an easy-to-use interface.
The tool utilizes an XML data source and provides the latest support for well-known text (WKT) coordinate system definitions per the Open GIS Consortium specifications. The human readable capabilities of the XML data source in GeoCalc are important for ease of use in geodetic development projects. XML allows the GIS expert to work with a developer who may know very little about coordinate systems. The GIS expert can easily read the coding to make certain that all the necessary parameters and tasks are included in the software developed with GeoCalc.
As the most comprehensive commercially available coordinate system library, GeoCalc supports over 3,200 predefined coordinate systems, over 1,100 datum shifts, fifty plus mathematical projections, local and global vertical datum definitions, in addition to current EPSG coordinate system data source support.
GeoCalc has fully functioning dialogs that allow the user to define custom systems, ellipsoids, datums, datum shifts, and units without having to edit a text file. GeoCalc also supports coordinate system definition straight from TAB or PRJ files.
– About ER Mapper
ER Mapper is the provider of geospatial imagery solutions. Clients in more than 120 countries use the ER Mapper solutions to prepare, manage, compress and deploy imagery. For more information visit https://www.ermapper.com.
– About Blue Marble Geographics
Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine is a leading developer and provider of geographic software products that provide solutions for users and developers of geographic data. Blue Marble has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 13 years and currently serves over 130,000 customers in over 120 countries. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com.