Adobe® and TerraGo® Collaborate on Geospatial Capabilities for Acrobat X Solutions

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Adobe Systems Incorporated and TerraGo® Technologies, a leading provider of geospatial collaboration software and an Adobe Gold Partner, have announced an initiative to support geospatial capabilities for customers of Acrobat X solutions.

Adobe Systems Incorporated and TerraGo® Technologies, a leading provider of geospatial collaboration software and an Adobe Gold Partner, have announced an initiative to support geospatial capabilities for customers of Acrobat X solutions.

TerraGo has been working closely with Adobe to provide an upgrade path for Acrobat 9 Pro Extended customers who need to continue to author geospatial PDF files and perform advanced geospatial functions. In addition, Adobe and TerraGo have signed an agreement under which TerraGo is providing software engineering services in support of geospatial PDF consumption in Acrobat X and Reader X.

These efforts leverage TerraGo’s deep geospatial PDF expertise and the company’s track record of delivering innovative collaboration software since it first invented geospatial PDF nearly 10 years ago. Thousands of government and commercial organizations around the world use TerraGo integrated software suites to create and interact with TerraGo GeoPDF® maps and imagery, the company’s brand of geospatial PDF.

“Geospatial technologies have achieved a level of market maturity that is best served by Adobe partners such as TerraGo who specialize in this area,” said Rick Brown, senior director, Product Management, Acrobat Solutions Group. “Adobe customers will benefit from the more robust geospatial authoring workflows present in TerraGo software as well as ongoing fixes and innovative enhancements.”

“TerraGo continues to work closely and creatively with Adobe to ensure the success of global government and commercial customers that rely on geospatial PDF,” said Rick Cobb, president and CEO of TerraGo. “We look forward to working with Acrobat geospatial users to provide a smooth upgrade path to our applications and the enhanced collaboration functionality we provide.”

Along with these efforts, Adobe and TerraGo will work together to support Adobe’s ongoing initiative to gain ratification of its proposed ISO 32000 standard for geospatial extensions. TerraGo Publisher™ and TerraGo Composer™ software create geospatial PDF maps and imagery that conform to the specifications published by Adobe as proposed geospatial extensions to ISO 32000 as well as those published by the Open Geospatial Consortium as an OGC Best Practice.

For more information on the Adobe announcement, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat. For more information on TerraGo upgrade options and special pricing available to Acrobat geospatial users through March 31, 2011, please visit http://www.terragotech.com/geoforacrobat.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.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, imagery, and digital GeoPDF MapBook products while embedding relevant business context, forms, and workflows. With a strong ecosystem of partners, including Adobe, BAE Systems, ESRI, ERDAS, Hitachi, Intergraph, 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 software creates GeoPDF maps and imagery that conform to the specifications published by the Open Geospatial Consortium as an OGC Best Practice and those published by Adobe as proposed geospatial extensions to ISO 32000.

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

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