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Microsoft makes use of GeoCalc for Virtual Earth

Maine, USA, 28 August 2006: Blue Marble Geographics has announced that Microsoft Corporation recently licensed the GeoCalc.NET software developer toolkit (coordinate conversion technology) to enhance and expand the data processing capabilities required to create Virtual Earth.

GeoCalc 6.2 is a fully object-oriented, cross platform software developer toolkit 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.

GeoCalc’s coordinate system has over 3,200 predefined coordinate systems, over 1,100 datum shifts, fifty plus mathematic projections, local and global vertical datums, and the full and current EPSG coordinate system datasource. 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. Finally, the tool supports coordinate system definition straight from TAB or PRJ files.

Blue Marble Geographics
Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine is a developer and provider of geographic software products that provide sensible solutions for users and developers of geographic data.