TerraGo Technologies, Creator of GeoPDF® Solutions, Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Patent for Geo-Encoded PDF

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GeoPDF Maps and Imagery Are Now Used By Thousands of Organizations to Publish, Access, and Collaborate with Geospatial Information

TerraGo Technologies®, a leading provider of geospatial collaboration software solutions, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of being awarded a U.S. patent (#7,562,289) for methods and systems for encoding geographic coordinates and features in portable document format files. In addition, this month marks the fifth anniversary of the founding of TerraGo Technologies.

TerraGo’s patented technology presents complex geospatial information as easy-to-use geo-referenced PDFs, extending the reach and application of geospatial information to any user, anywhere in a highly portable and interactive form. TerraGo software uniquely creates GeoPDF® maps and imagery, which are highly optimized geo-referenced PDF files that enable robust collaboration capabilities when used with the free TerraGo Toolbar™ for Adobe Reader and Acrobat, as well as TerraGo Mobile™ for handheld devices and smartphones.

“The authors of the patent, all of whom are also founders of TerraGo, created an innovation that has made a significant impact on the widespread use of geospatial information by millions of users around the world, ” said Rick Cobb, president and CEO of TerraGo. “Hundreds of organizations, including major U.S. government agencies, now create GeoPDF products and thousands of organizations use these assets to improve the productivity of mobile field personnel and increase returns on geospatial technology investments. The creation of GeoPDF technology by Michael Bufkin, George Demmy, and Alan Stewart of TerraGo marks a significant milestone in the pervasive use of geospatial technology throughout government and commercial enterprises.”

Over the past few years, TerraGo has worked with strategic customers, partners, and global standards organizations to open the methods for geo-encoding PDFs to the greater geospatial community.

“We remain committed to sharing this knowledge with the geospatial community while pursuing new software innovations that leverage GeoPDF technology to help our customers respond faster and make better decisions,” said George Demmy, a TerraGo founder and the company’s chief technology officer. “Through working closely with partners and customers, we are now delivering next-generation technology for advanced geospatial collaboration, including GeoPDF solutions such as Publisher for ArcGIS Server, 3D Composer, and Mobile applications.”

TerraGo GeoPDF files are created with TerraGo Publisher™ and TerraGo Composer™ software solutions. The TerraGo Toolbar and TerraGo Mobile can be used with any GeoPDF file to:

  • Mark-up maps and images with GeoMarks such as comments, stamps, points, lines, and polygons.
  • Collect and embed field-captured intelligence such as forms, photos, videos, and other multi-media information.
  • Share GeoMarks as shapefiles, kml files, or as TerraGo collaboration payloads.

To listen to an exclusive got geoint? podcast on the importance of this patent and GeoPDF solutions with CEO Richard Cobb, click here. For more information on TerraGo geospatial collaboration software and the unique value of TerraGo GeoPDF solutions, visit http://www.terragotech.com .

About TerraGo Technologies
TerraGo Technologies delivers software applications that extend the access and application of maps and imagery for mobile field professionals who rely on geospatial information to do their jobs. Thousands of global organizations, including many defense and intelligence agencies, petroleum and utility companies, public safety departments, and environmental engineering teams depend on TerraGo software. The TerraGo Publisher™ Suite allows organizations to consume and optimize data from any source and create GeoPDF® maps and imagery. The TerraGo Collaboration™ Suite offers desktop, Web-based and mobile software applications that automate geospatial collaboration and information gathering and sharing. When used in conjunction with TerraGo Composer™, customers are able to configure easy-to-use 2D and 3D maps, images, and digital MapBooks while embedding relevant business context, forms, and workflows. With a strong ecosystem of partners, including Adobe, ESRI, ERDAS, Intergraph, BAE Systems, and Trimble, millions of professionals use geospatial data that has been enabled by TerraGo in order to be more productive, improve quality, and make better decisions. For more information, visit http://www.terragotech.com.

TerraGo Technologies® and GeoPDF® are registered trademarks of TerraGo Technologies, Inc.

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