Aurora, Colorado – Merrick & Company, a world leader in LiDAR, digital ortho imaging, photogrammetry and GIS mapping is pleased to announce the establishment of a business partnership with Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine. Blue Marble’s coordinate conversion technology is used worldwide by thousands of geospatial analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government and military organizations.

Patrick Cunningham, CEO, Blue Marble Geographics, states, “This new relationship exposes the entire Blue Marble product suite to the LiDAR industry, which gives us the opportunity to support many non-traditional geospatial users. In addition, the integration of the Blue Marble tools into MARS Explorer provides end-users with the ability to reproject LAS files and translate vector datasets from a single user interface.”

Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS) software is developed and sold by Merrick & Company, a full-service engineering firm headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. MARS is a production-quality Windows application specifically designed for processing, analyzing and managing terrain data. MARS provides unparalleled application and visualization performance for massive LiDAR datasets and includes a modular tool suite that is used to manage field collection, data analysis, quality assurance, production, and client deliverable workflows.

About Merrick & Company

Founded in Denver in 1955, Merrick & Company is a world-leading multidisciplinary engineering, architectural, geospatial solutions, and construction management firm. The employee-owned company provides these services to municipal, state, federal, and private-sector clients. With approximately 400 employees, Merrick has offices in Aurora and Colorado Springs, CO; Los Alamos and Albuquerque, NM; and Atlanta, GA. Learn more at www.merrick.com/gis.

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

Source: Merrick & Company, August 14, 2007.