Blue Marble Offers Geodesy and Software Training in Houston as Lead Up to Its User Conference

Gardiner, Maine – September 17th, 2010 – Blue Marble Geographics ( announces an opportunity to attend their popular Applied Geodesy and Software Training in Houston on October 27th. This public training is being offered in concert with their free second annual user conference the following day. Bridging the gap between highly accurate survey data and user-friendly GIS data, the Blue Marble Desktop easily and accurately translates survey and CAD data into GIS data, leveraging a suite of coordinate conversion tools and intelligence. 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, and government and military organizations.

Blue Marble has a long track record of training surveyors and GIS users about the intricacies of geodetics, including coordinate systems, projections, datums, and other essential concepts, through applied hands-on software training. These daylong sessions are in-depth training courses of the fundamentals of geodesy based on Blue Marble’s toolkit of powerful data conversion applications. This course is a great introduction to geodesy and the Geographic Calculator for new users or an excellent refresher for those with more experience. The geodesy concepts covered in a lecture format are then applied in the software with real data, creating the perfect hands on review of the concepts essential to accurate mapping. Blue Marble’s batch processing tools are saving companies around the world time and money and thus helping them to realize a return on their investment (ROI) quickly by creating new efficient, powerful workflows. See why GIS experts around the world are utilizing Blue Marble Geographics software and services to increase the accuracy and reliability of their geospatial data.

Geographic Calculator training will be on Wednesday October 27th at the Hilton Houston Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas. Whether you’ve attended before, or this is your first class, there’s always something new to learn! Go to to register today. If you require a more in-depth enterprise oriented or customized software training, Blue Marble is still accepting applications for on-site training that week as well.

Some of the concepts covered in this training:
Desktop 2.2 featuring Geographic Calculator 7.5, Transformer 6.2, and Spatial Connect
• What are the essential components of a coordinate system?
• What must a user know prior to manipulating coordinate systems?
• How to extend the geodetic power of ArcGIS using the Calculator extension
• Explore Desktop features, including administration tools and workspace, project and job validation tools that ensure data quality throughout your organization
• Evaluate the Spatial Connect Module, which gives users the ability to read and write to ESRI Geodatabase, ArcSDE and much more
• How to leverage workspaces, datasource access and projects to assist other users

Don’t be left out! For further details, please call Blue Marble at +001 207-582-6747, or send an email to and reserve your spot today.

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