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Blue Marble Geographics Joins ESRI's Business Partner Program

April 16, 2007

Gardiner, Maine – April 13, 2007 Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it has joined ESRI's Business Partner Program. Blue Marble Geographics will develop applications to enhance and expand the geodetic conversion tools of ArcGIS and other ESRI products as well as resell ArcWeb Services. In support of this, Blue Marble intends to provide geodetic consulting and training services for ESRI users in the Oil and Gas, Government, Surveying and Software industries.

Blue Marble’s coordinate conversion technology is 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. The company will be providing extensions for ESRI software that will create flexible, yet powerful geodetic conversion tools. Blue Marble also plans to create a new offering of their popular applied geodesy-training program for ArcGIS.

“It is safe to say that accurate positioning is the foundation of mapping and GIS. Whether you are patrolling the coast of Iraq or navigating through rush hour traffic, you always expect the data to be correct,” states Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. “Our technology will help ESRI users achieve precise geodetic definition and conversion every time.”

The ESRI Business Partner Program is a network of more than 2,000 domestic and international developers, consultants, data partners, value-added resellers, authorized instructors, and authorized partner education centers that, utilizing ESRI technology, provide solutions and training to meet the GIS needs of every industry. Working together, ESRI and its business partners solve business problems with new software applications, data, value-added services, and training.

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 nearly 15 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com.

Founded in 1969, ESRI (www.esri.com) is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI’s comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.

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