Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that GeoCalc is now in beta testing for Java users. Blue Marble will be adding Java interface support to the existing GeoCalc libraries. GIS software developers will be able to incorporate Blue Marble GeoCalc libraries into their software in a Java development environment. 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.
GeoCalc is the industry standard for coordinate conversion, coordinate system definition, and database management. GeoCalc provides developers seamless coordinate conversion when creating custom GIS software for a variety of platforms including .NET, C++ for Windows, Linux and Macintosh, as well as COM (Component Object Model). GeoCalc is the most powerful and comprehensive coordinate conversion library available, converting coordinates through a variety of industry standard methods and procedures supporting everything from vertical transformations to seven parameter shifts to customer best fit models. It relies upon an XML data source, and may be easily added to existing applications leveraging the power of XML.
GeoCalc Java enables Blue Marble SDK customers to combine the accuracy and efficiency of the Blue Marble GeoCalc datasource and flexibility of the Java development environment. Software developers will be able to take advantage of creating custom applications for coordinate conversion in Java development language using one of the most accurate and comprehensive coordinate conversion parameter databases.  GeoCalc works effortlessly with your custom definitions or any legacy definitions or libraries. When used within any GPS, surveying, engineering, or mapping system, GeoCalc provides highly accurate and dependable geographic coordinate transformations and geodetic calculations. Over 75 projection methods are contained in this software, and examples of equal-area, azimuthal, cylindrical, polyconic, and stereographic definitions are also available.
“Blue Marble is pleased to be adding another platform to our GeoCalc offering,” stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham.  “We are looking at Java as a great vehicle for new and exciting offerings from our developer community in 2011.”