Customer recognition has always been an important focus to Blue Marble.

Blue Marble Geographics, Gardiner, Maine, announced today that they have awarded $50 LL Bean gift certificates to five of their customers as a way to celebrate 10 years in business. Customer recognition has always been an important focus through the years, and Blue Marble wanted to celebrate by thanking users of their software.

Five customers who purchased a Blue Marble product during the months of July and August 2003 were picked at random to win $50 gift certificates. Winners hail from around the world reflecting the diverse and global population of Blue Marble users. Recipients include Ajay Jacob from Genesys International Corporation in Bangelore, India, Dan Pease from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mick Small from Wintershall AG in Fremantle, Australia, a GIS Analyst from a large oil company in California, and Rick Burgess (the only BeyondGeo user to win) in Punta Gorda, Florida. Rick chose to donate his winnings to the St. Cloud High School Wrestling Club in St. Cloud Florida.

Blue Marble is a leading developer of GIS software tools and solutions. Their technology is embedded in hundreds of GIS applications currently used by military, oil exploration, civil engineering, surveying, technology and corporate GIS systems. Jeff and Eva Cole founded Blue Marble Geographics in July of 1993. Today the company sells a suite of GIS applications, developer tools, an Internet Mapping solution, and GIS Professional Services. Some of their more popular products include the Geographic Calculator, Geographic Transformer, GeoCalc, GeoView, GeoObjects and the interactive online map service, BeyondGeo (

Blue Marble is the industry leader in coordinate conversion software with a truly global customer base. The company prides itself on having grown and succeeded with no outside funding and today is a profitable, debt free software company poised for a great second decade.

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Source: Blue Marble, Oct. 15, 2003