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.