TerraGo Technologies Added to Prime Vendor Contract for USDA

ATLANTA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 15, 2008— TerraGo® Technologies, the visionary provider of tools, technology and know-how for building collaborative geospatial applications (GeoApps), announced today that it has been named to the Prime Vendor Contract for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service, Office of Global Analysis (OGA).

Under the contract, managed by ASRC Management Services, TerraGo will be providing the USDAs crop analysts with its advanced tools and technology to convert complex geospatial information into interactive, user-friendly geo-enabled PDFs. TerraGos geospatial solutions will enable analysts in the field to build and deliver GeoApps in collaboration with other professionals to ensure that all personnel have the most up-to-date, accurate geospatial information available to them.

Customers like the USDA benefit from TerraGos complete end-user focus and unmatched GeoApp expertise, as well as geospatial data source independence, and we are enthusiastic about the potential this contract brings to the agency, said Richard M. Cobb, president and CEO, TerraGo Technologies. Our technology makes it cost effective for organizations like the USDA to build and deliver geospatial applications to anyone, anywhere, making end users of GIS data more efficient and effective.

The Office of Global Analysis of the USDA FAS is responsible for global crop condition assessments and estimates of area, yield and production for grains, oilseeds and cotton. The primary mission of OGA is to target, collect, analyze and disseminate timely, objective, useful and cost-effective global crop condition and agricultural market intelligence information. One of OGAs key missions is to provide unbiased commodity estimates and forecasts to create a marketing edge for U.S. producers in world markets. (Source: USDA and NASA) The Prime Vendor Contract vehicle allows them to obtain agriculture analysis solutions using satellite imagery and ancillary information quickly and cost effectively.

Robert Tetrault, USDA FAS satellite archive manager states, the use of TerraGos geospatial solutions allows the analysts to speed up their work flow and communication process, especially when facing stringent monthly reporting deadlines.

TerraGo works with numerous federal government agencies and departments to provide both GIS experts and non-GIS professionals with advanced geospatial tools and technology, said Howard Klayman, director of federal programs, TerraGo Technologies. This contract with the USDA demonstrates how TerraGos tools and technology can help government agencies meet the needs of taxpayers by providing personnel with accurate geospatial information no matter their location.

About TerraGo Technologies

As the pioneer of geo-enabled PDFs, TerraGo Technologies removes technology barriers to broaden the access and application of geospatial data. TerraGos advanced tools and technology leverage PDF and the Adobe platform to enable geospatial applications that meet the needs of all types of end users, regardless of GIS expertise. This process enables GeoApps, the use of geospatial PDFs and other portable content formats to create real-world applications of geographic data. Providing complete end-user focus, unmatched GeoApp expertise and geospatial data source independence, TerraGo makes it cost effective to easily build and deliver GeoApps for use by anyone, anywhere. TerraGo serves more than 600 customers and a quarter-million users, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, regulated industries and other private enterprises. For more information, visit www.terragotech.com.


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