Topcon Selects Blue Marble’s Coordinate Transformation and LiDAR Processing Solution for IP-S2

Gardiner, Maine – July 15, 2010 – Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce that Mobile Mapping industry leader Topcon Positioning Systems has selected the Blue Marble Desktop software application to be packaged & integrated within their IP-S2 Mobile Mapping system.

Blue Marble’s Geographic Calculator (Blue Marble Desktop version) software application will be strategically bundled with Topcon’s IP-S2 Mobile Mapping System. In an effort to streamline and manage all customer related LAS (LiDAR) file processing, Topcon has selectively chosen Blue Marble as a comprehensive solution for their IP-S2 customers. Eduardo Falcon, TPS Senior Vice-President of the Emerging Business Unit, said, “By partnering with Blue Marble Geographics, we are giving IP-S2 users an added advantage of translating, integrating and sharing data seamlessly between formats and within their organization, and that will allow for quicker and more efficient use of the precise data they have collected.  Our goal is to ultimately simplify the work and increase the capabilities of the IP-S2 user.”

About the IP-S2 Mobile Mapping System: Topcon’s IP-S2 is a vehicle-mounted, mobile 3D precision mapping and survey solution that incorporates state-of-the-art technologies, including high-precision GNSS receivers, IMU (inertial measurement unit), vehicle wheel encoders, 360-degree digital camera and laser scanners. The IP-S2 is designed so users can collect precise vehicle position/bearing data and capture spherical imagery of roadway objects such as sidewalks, buildings, tunnels, bridges and overpasses while driving the system-mounted vehicle at normal traffic speeds.

About the Blue Marble Desktop
The Blue Marble Desktop is the all in one geospatial data management platform for Blue Marble’s popular data transformation tools. The Geographic Calculator and Geographic Transformer now reside in the same desktop window along with all of the capabilities of the Geographic Translator. The Desktop now offers a new Spatial Connect module for working with spatial databases via the vector file conversion tab. Work seamlessly with all of the features of all of these applications in a single interface through a combined license. Whether you are working with coordinate, vector, CAD, raster, 3D, LiDAR, DEMs, DTEDs or any type of geospatial data the new Blue Marble Desktop allows you to address your data conversion challenges in the same application interface

Patrick Cunningham, President of Blue Marble Geographics, said, “We’re pleased that Topcon has chosen our Blue Marble Desktop software for our unmatched LiDAR LAS file point cloud transformation and conversion capabilities.  Once bundled with the IP-S2 Mobile Mapping system, our Desktop application will provide a flexible and scalable transformation solution that Topcon’s customers will be able to rely on for many years to come.”

Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government and military organizations.

About Blue Marble Geographics
Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine is a leading developer and provider of geographic software products that provide sensible solutions for users and developers of geographic data. Blue Marble has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 17 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Learn more at

Contact Information:
Kris Berglund
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME, USA